Tips for Involving Children in the Kitchen

Child cooking

Encourage parents to include children in the food preparation. There are many good reasons for involving kids in food preparation:

                    • quality time spent with kids and their parents/caregivers
                    • the opportunity for kids to learn how to cook
                    • kids are more likely to eat new foods that they've helped prepare.

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But don't stop there. Kids love to play in the water...and soap bubbles just make it that much more fun. Encourage parents and caregivers to let them help with the dishes!

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