The rainbow of colours in this family’s trolley shows they have a great range of healthy food to take home. Shopping for food together helps child development by giving kids a fun opportunity to learn about colours, maths, money and social interaction.
Cooking with kids is a fun way to learn about healthy food and help child development. This family makes tzatziki. Mum guides the children through reading a recipe, using cutlery, counting and measuring. There’s hands-on action as they stir, peel, scrape – and eat the yummy dip!
The children in this video learn a lot as they cook together. One reads the recipe while the others measure and calculate ingredients. Cooking a simple recipe lets children work together to make decisions about food and gives them confidence as they experience kitchen success.
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Healthy Food Healthy Planet – Involving the children
Nutrition Australia has developed the Healthy Food Healthy Planet website to make a healthy lifestyle easier with healthy menus and food planning ideas. This page offers ideas and tips on how you can involve children in meal preparation at home.
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