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Get kids cooking with these easy recipes to try at home

Get this great article on Active for Life about getting your kids involved in the kitchen, written in collaboration with the Meant2Prevent team!

Kids can begin helping in the kitchen from the time they’re toddlers. Here are some ideas for age-appropriate kitchen tasks, along with recipes kids can learn to make on their own!

Remember: every child is different. There is no right or wrong time to learn any of the skills mentioned. The most important thing is that children learn how to cook and prepare food early on—and have fun while doing it!


Included in this article:

  • Cooking with babies and toddlers
  • Preschool kids love to “help”
  • Ages 6-8: Time to learn knife skills!
  • Get your tween involved in meal planning and grocery shopping
  • Cooking is good for kids


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