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Unlock the Potential of Food to Discover: Getting Kids in the Kitchen

March is Nutrition Month dietitians are helping Canadians Unlock the Potential of Food.

Today I'm going to talk more about unlocking the potential of food to DISCOVER: by teaching children to shop and cook. Starting from a young age, inspiring children to shop, prepare and cook food can set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Prefer to watch? Check out my clip on Global TV discussing getting kids in the kitchen.

A great way to teach children about food is to let them join you in the kitchen; Yet, a recent Ipsos survey conducted in 2017 for Dietitians of Canada found that 38 per cent of parents rarely or never let their child prepare a meal or snack.

It totally get that it's messy and time consuming, but it’s a missed opportunity! So today I have five tips for getting kids involved in the kitchen:

1.Incorporate learning 

Build on lessons they learn in school, such as math, science or reading! Younger children can practice fine motor skills by stirring and...

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