Children are often curious about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how it is made. Starting in preschool, kids are old enough to begin helping with meal preparation and making dishes themselves. Allowing your children to join you in the kitchen can be a fun learning experience and a way to gain quality family time.
Here are some fun recipes:
Gathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.
Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:
Introducing color and creativity when preparing school lunches can be a great way to make sure your children look forward to what you have packed in their lunch boxes for this important mid-day meal. Here are a few ideas to help you make school lunches fun:
Ah, dinnertime, a pleasant time for families to unwind, relax and talk about the events of their day … right? For many parents, dinnertime is more like a battlefield, especially when picky eaters are involved.
If you’re spending less time eating and more time bribing, begging and coaxing your child to try something new, or cutting the crusts off of bread, or removing all green objects from your child’s plate, these five tips may help:
An epidemic has been spreading among American children for more than 30 years: childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in three children are overweight, and 18 percent of all children between ages 6 and 19 are classified as obese. A lack of physical activity is part of the problem, but access to junk food also plays a major role in weight gain.
If your kids are hooked on empty-calorie or sugar-filled foods, there are some ways you can break unhealthy habits and set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle: