Making the Most of Mealtime

Teach Kids Healthy Eating Habits

Cooking and eating together is the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits. Even though school is out, during the summer months kids still need consistent meal routines, just like they need bedtime routines. So, make mealtime family time. Let your child help prepare meals. Eat sitting together at the table. And, turn off the TV and talk as a family.

Kids may be more likely to try new foods if they get to help make them. Even young kids can perform small tasks to help prepare meals and snacks. Here are some of the things that your child can do:

  • Set the table
  • Place things in trash
  • Wipe tables
  • Measure ingredients 
  • Mix ingredients
  • Pour cool liquids
  • Wrap potatoes in foil
  • Tear lettuce
  • Peel oranges or hard-boiled eggs
  • Mash bananas using a fork
  • Snap green beans
  • Crack eggs
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