Kids love to see what mom and dad are doing in the kitchen at all ages. When your kids are big enough- have them help out in the kitchen to make their own healthy food choices.
CBS just published an article talking about the benefits of kids learning how to cook may correlate to better food choices later in life:
"It is important to expose children to healthy foods in a positive way," said Derek Hersch, the lead author of the study who also works with a cooking education program called Food Explorers at the Minnesota Heart Institute Foundation. "Creating habits and behaviors at this age is the most important part of it."
Need help getting your kids to eat healthier- teach them about food- shop with them, cook with them and give them the power to choose what they can eat.
Here are some of our favorite tools for kids to empower them in the kitchen (with parent’s help of course)
Obviously we want our kids safe in the kitchen- but cutting the veggies and fruits are all a apart of the process- so how do you let them safely handle a knife but feel independent? There is a product for just this reason!
Here is one idea of a wooden “knife” that really feels like they are chopping - really works!
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