Kids in the Kitchen
Today, more and more children are diagnosed with childhood obesity. According to Obesity Action Coalition, childhood obesity affects more than 30% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. This number has tripled since 1980.
Getting kids in the kitchen is an exciting way to teach them about nutrition and help them gain the skills and knowledge to prepare their own meals all while teaching them about important food safety.
As kids get older they get more and more independent in the kitchen. Its important to teach them about food safety to keep them safe when they’re preparing their own snacks and meals. Fight Bac! is a partnership to prevent food poisoning and they have lots of fun activities to teach kids about food safety and safely preparing their own meals and snacks. Check out their website for:
- Interactive activities
- Computer Games
- Coloring pages
- Fun placemats
Cooking with your Kids
Get them involved in the kitchen! Family meals are important for children and teens because it allows families to grow closer together and eat nutritious foods. This month focus on getting your children or even a spouse to help you prepare meals. View the video below for tips on how to include your family in the cooking process. Click below for kitchen activities for 2-5 year olds from the USDA.
Got picky eaters on your hands?
Check out our tips on dealing with your picky eater.