Cooking with children is really important, helping them to learn about healthy eating.


  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. The sense of pride and achievement from having prepared a food can encourage children to try their creation, so get them involved.