Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Keep the Kids In the Kitchen
I can't stress enough how important it is to teach children to be involved with their food from an early age. Here's an article about how Rachel Ray involves children in the kitchen which then instills an appreciation for food. When children appreciate more than Kraft Mac & Cheese, they get more nourishment from the foods.
Go to NY Times Article
Other ways to involve children with food:
* Let them get involved in growing food from the start of a little seed. Help them to feel comfortable with the fact that good food actually does have a little dirt on it.
* Let children pick out recipes for the family. Keep them involved in every step of the process starting with making a list for grocery shopping, finding the best deal, setting out all the ingredients, measuring out ingredients, stirring, etc.
More to come on this topic....
Posted by Jordann Henkelman at 3:22 PM