Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cooking with Your Kids

Preparing food with your children is not only an opportunity to spend time together, but it helps them learn how to handle foods in a safe, healthful way. Consider these guidelines for kitchen success:
  • Choose foods and recipes that match your child’s abilities. For young cooks, use illustrated children's cookbooks that show pictures of the foods, measurements and steps along the way.
  • Ask your child to suggest foods he or she would like to make and shop for the ingredients together.
  • Go over safety and sanitation tips, beginning with hand washing. Sing two choruses of “Happy Birthday” while you lather up - cleaning your hands for 20 seconds.
  • Supervise children as they learn to work with knives, the stove and other potentially dangerous appliances and tools.
Have your child help you store food properly for food safety.

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