Easy Nutrition Education Activities
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Looking for ways to engage your children at home while sharing essential life skills? You are in luck- we have a fun and hands-on activity for the whole family using your very own kitchen and items already in your pantry! Cooking with your child is a great way to help them develop a strong knowledge base about good nutrition, meal planning and preparation, and incorporating how to read food labels. A lot of times, children are more likely to try new foods that they have a hand in preparing- so make trying new foods exciting and expand their horizons by getting your child in the kitchen and learning!
Discuss the importance of food safety and how to ensure a safe cooking environment – taking into account the use of perishable foods, temperature, etc.
Keep recipes simple. Cooking usually takes longer with kids since they might need more time to process instructions and additional assistance when trying out new skills.
Don’t stress! We know kids and cooking don’t equal neat, so allow for the extra mess and enjoy the time together.
Host a family cooking competition! Let each family member or child choose a dish to prepare (with adult supervision!) and vote on the favorite.
If you have a home garden, incorporate items from it into your recipe. If you don’t, consider creating your own home garden and making this part of your activity in the future! You can put a home garden in any space, see how to think creative for your home garden!
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Categories: Nutrition & Healthy Eating, At Home, Digital Resource