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Published on December 01, 2011

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Holiday Season

December 1, 2011

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Holiday Season Teaching your kids to cook at a young age increases the variety of foods they taste and improves their motor, math and reading skills. The holidays provide the perfect time for practice, and there are tons of ways your children can help in the kitchen no matter their age.

Here are some examples of age-appropriate tasks with adult supervision:

  • Five and six year olds: Help prepare a salad by tearing lettuce and snapping green beans.
  • Seven and eight year olds: Help prepare breakfast by cracking the eggs and toasting the bread.
  • Nine and ten year olds: Help prepare dinner by kneading pizza or bread dough and cooking it in the oven.
  • Children age ten or older: Help prepare snacks by microwaving popcorn, simmering soups or chopping vegetables.

For more information on ways your kids can help out in the kitchen, visit KidsEatRight.org.

Source: http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442466224

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