The best way to get kids to eat better and grow up to be healthy eaters is to get them to start helping in the kitchen when they are young. Cooking together also promotes eating as a family which has been linked to higher self-esteem in kids. It also makes children less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs, or suffer from an eating disorder.
Fortunately, there are many ways to get your kids excited to help out in the kitchen. Including them early by allowing them to take care of some of the easier steps you can teach them basic cooking skills, how to use tools and appliances, as well as how to add and measure ingredients. When kids have helped prepare a meal, they are also more likely to enjoy it which is a great way to get your kids to enjoy eating healthy from a young age. The skills and habits they learn at a young age are likely to stick with them as they grow up.
The infographic below has some simple tips for parents to include their little chefs in the kitchen. It also includes tips for kids to make an active contribution that they are excited about.
If your little chef is ready to help out, there are many great cooking utensils that are designed to make cooking easier and safer for kids. Check them out now!
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