Cooking with children is really important, helping them to learn about healthy eating.
- Involve your child in food preparation so that they get used to seeing and handling foods in their different states (raw/cooked, whole/chopped, etc).
- Offer fruit and vegetables in these different states – e.g., raw, boiled, steamed, oven-cooked. You might find that while your child doesn’t like boiled vegetables, they do like them raw. Steamed vegetables often retain their natural sweetness better.
- The sense of pride and achievement from having prepared a food can encourage children to try their creation, so get them involved.