Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Help in the Kitchen
(HealthDay News) -- Encouraging children to help in the kitchen is a great way to start building healthy habits and teach them about nutrition.
The American Academy of Pediatrics mentions these suggestions:
Always make sure that while anything is cooking, an adult is closely supervising a child.
Teach your child to point sharp edges away from himself or herself.
Teach your child how to properly measure and weigh ingredients.
Always cook on the stove's rear burners and turn pot handles inward.
Instruct your child to always use potholders.
When finished cooking, be sure to turn off stove burners and the oven.
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