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