Getting kids in the kitchen at an early age can really make a difference in their food preferences, eating habits and nutrition!I was reading an article written by KidsCooking411 discussing kids "natural interest" to cook.Â
She's right.Â Kids do love to play in the kitchen and interact with food.Â When my daughter was 2 years old we did buy her a little stove that she played with everyday.Â Pretending to cook, and wash dishes.Â Even my son loved to be in the kitchen helping with different cooking activities.Â (of course that disappeared during the teenage years-but that's a different topic!)
I am always looking for good sites to share with you that give fun and practical suggestions from people who are truly committed to fighting childhood obesity and promoting nutrition for kids.Â KidsCooking411 has some great recipes for kids and ideas for how to get kids cooking!
Keeping it fun for kids is so important because that keeps them engaged and wanting to learn more!Â It also sets a strong foundation for kids to build positive associations with healthy foods.Â Kids who refuse to eat a green vegetable might start to change their mind when they help pick out the vegetable, or stir the vegetable or add the vegetable to a recipe!!Â You get the idea!Â The more involvement with healthy foods, the more open the child will be to trying them.
KidsCooking411 is written by Jan McCracken who is a writer and publisher ofÂ several cookbooks.