Cooking With Kids - Promoting Healthy Foods
Spending time in the kitchen and cooking new recipes helps children to develop a positive connection to all different types of foods including fruits and vegetables. Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition. Children will also learn basic cooking skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Children learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love activities in the kitchen because they can use all
their senses. There are many ways to get kids involved in cooking. They can help prepare food and cook.
Cooking with kids provides practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. There are just so many great benefits to cooking with kids.
Finally, cooking with kids is great family time. It is an opportunity to meal plan, look for recipes and share ideas on why and how to make meals healthier for the whole family.
So bring the kids into the kitchen!
Written by Maggie LaBarbera
Written on Jul 14, 2012
Last updated on Mar 18, 2013