Put a little fun in your meals

If you involve your children in shopping, planning, and cooking, they may be more likely to want to eat the food they have helped prepare.

Involving kids in the cooking process

Find ways to involve them in the cooking process

It’s no secret, children love to be involved.

  • Look for a healthy, kid-friendly cookbook
  • Choose recipes you can prepare together
  • Find ways to involve them in cooking
  • Help them take pride in the outcome
Meal Preparation
Grocery shopping with your child

Take them shopping

When your children are old enough, take them grocery shopping with you.

  • Know in advance some meals you’ll prepare
  • Ask for your children to choose between 2 different vegetables or fruits
  • Let them help decide which day to prepare “their meal”
Grocery shopping with your child

Let them explore

Help your children create the dinner menu.

  • Show them how to pick out the ingredients
  • Let them help prepare the meal
  • Encourage their creativity


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