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Spending time with your family to plan, shop, prepare, and cook food helps children to develop healthy eating habits, increases their self-confidence, and teaches them key life skills.
In the kitchen, there is always a task for everyone in the family; whether it be sorting out ingredients, preparing the meal, setting the table, or cleaning up after a meal, everyone can be engaged.
Quick videos to help you get children involved in the kitchen:
Using a kitchen knife
How to measure ingredients
- Cooking with kids toolkit - Check out this resource with information on how to help children feel more comfortable in the kitchen, a list of budget-friendly recipes, and a list of skills that children can practice in the kitchen.
- startcooking.com - This website has easy-to-follow videos, tips, and recipes to get you started in the kitchen.
- unlockfood.ca - This website has some great information on cooking with children, recipes, and videos.
- kidfoodnation.ytv.com - This website has quick cooking tips, recipes, and nutrition activities for kids.
Try these websites to find some delicious recipes for you and your family to try making.