Cooking With Kids: 5 Reasons You Should Be Doing It

There are many reasons to teach your kids to cook. Children are more likely to eat foods they don’t want to otherwise if they help you make it. It gives confidence and good life experience to the kids. Kids can get a better sense of what food is healthy and what’s not, both in terms of what ingredients are healthy and what they do for specific parts of your body. Most importantly, it brings your family together for fun and educational activities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Even toddlers can observe their parents in the kitchen and “help” with small, easy tasks.
  • Kids who know how to cook are more willing to try new foods.
  • Cooking gives parents an opportunity to talk to their kids about healthy eating.

“It’s a basic life skill, after all, being comfortable enough in the kitchen to pull a few ingredients into a simple meal.”

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