Cooking with kids is a great way to get them engaged and excited about food and learn more about how they are nourishing their bodies. When children are involved in food preparation it encourages them to try new foods. For example, learning how to use a knife with adult supervision can lead kids to try new vegetables. There are also many other lessons that come along with cooking that help your child to develop skills for a lifetime! Before you get into the kitchen with your kids it is important to consider a few things ahead of time so that you can make the most of your time cooking together. In the link below our friends at Maine SNAP-Ed have developed a great list of things to keep in mind before you dive in.

Maine SNAP-Ed: Cooking with Kids

Once you’ve read through the suggestions for how to make cooking with kids a smooth and fun process, check out these recipes below: