Generally, I think you are right. I mean there are obviously kids who are learning how to garden and cook, but it does seem like it is not as pervasive as it used to be. Somewhere on the internet last week I read an article that discussed familes who are forced to remove their food growing from their yards (the city sends in dozers to raze the beds). What happened to the govt encouraging its citizens to grow Victory gardens? Jaymie Oliver did that show too where he asked children to identify the vegetable that fries come from - and they couldn't id a potato as the source of french fries.
I am a bit older, and growing up in a working class single parent (mother) home, I was cooking meals for my brother and sister at age 10, when my mother was working the evening shift. Because we didn't have a lot of money we also made bone broths, canned our own vegetables and applesauce (unsweetened too!), bought cows by the half, and froze the lake smelts that my uncle used to bring us.
Personally, I would like to do more canning.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!