Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen
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Having children help you prepare family meals is one of the most effective ways to encourage them to try new foods and improve their overall diet quality, both now and later in life.
One of my favorite things to do at work is teaching kids classes. I get so much joy seeing the excitement on their faces being creative in the kitchen and learning about new foods. The kids that I work with are sponges. They remember every detail from class to class. That is why it is so important to get kids involved in the kitchen at a young age. I don’t have any children myself, just yet, but I feel like children can relate to me because I’m a big kid at heart. It is so important to make learning about food and nutrition fun instead of it being a chore.
At any age, kids can start being involved in the kitchen. ChopChop Magazine is a fun cooking magazine for families, and their free ChopChop Cooking club has a national healthy cooking campaign to invite every family to join and pledge to cook dinner together! The Fall 2016 magazine includes recipes like ricotta pancakes, shakshuka, and Chinese congee. Plus, each magazine includes cooking skills and other fun family activities.
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ChopChopKids is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics. ChopChop Magazine reaches more than 2 million families each year and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, was named publication of the year by the James Beard Foundation, and is a two-time winner of the Parent’s Choice Award. Subscribe to ChopChop Magazine here.

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12 thoughts on “Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

  1. My favorite childhood memory being in the kitchen is watching and helping my grandma make yeast rolls and homemade chicken & dumplings! I always loved helping her & learning from her!
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  2. My absolutely favorite childhood memory is making bread with my Grammy. She is now 104 years old and though I have so many wonderful memories with her, I must say it was making bread. We would make bread twice a week and she would allow us to be as creative with mix in’s and shapes of the bread as possible. She always guided us with a gentle voice and kind hands. She truly is one of a kind and to this day when I bake bread or smell fresh bread baking I smile and remember these wonderful memories.

  3. My favorite childhood memory is being in the kitchen with my grandma, making fresh pasta or pies, sitting in front of the warm oven watching it cook and just spend time listening to her share her stories, wisdom and learn her recipes.

  4. Such a fun post! My favorite memory is with my late Grandma and making her infamous Snowball Cookies. I loved how much powdered sugar we got everywhere and how there was nothing but smiles while doing so!

  5. My extended family always lived far away, so my favorite memory was simply making blueberry pancakes with my Dad on the weekend!

  6. My favorite childhood memories of being in the kitchen are helping my mother with baking and whipping up our Christmas treats we would send out to friends and family every year. From peanut clusters to candy cane bark to chocolate covered pretzels – we did a lot!

  7. Oh, and my favorite kitchen memory as a kid was definitely making Caesar salad and grilled chicken. My mom and I made the salad and then my dad and me grilled the chicken!

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