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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen 
This previous Saturday I judged a 4-H Favorite Foods competition in a neighboring county. Kids from third grade through high school participated. Teaching children how to prepare food is a wonderful opportunity to teach them where food comes from, and basic life skills. Cooking together is a great way for families to spend time together.
Here are some tips to get your family started in cooking together.
- Kids have short attention spans. Start with basic items like snacks, or breakfast items including pancakes, eggs, or French toast.
- Good cooks always wash their hands before beginning food preparation.
- Expect spills and messes.
- When kids are ready to use a knife, teach them the correct way to hold and use a knife.
- Remember kids need supervision in the kitchen at all times.
- If possible providing an apron for the child will help them feel important and will keep clothes cleaner.
- Teach kids about safely using the microwave and other appliances.
- Provide positive feedback.

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