28 Jun '12, 6pm

Cooking kids choose healthier foods

Science Daily reports that a study from the University of Alberta “suggests the best way to get your child to eat healthier foods — and actually enjoy them — is to have them help with meal preparation.” Fifth grade students from 151 schools were surveyed, and here is some of the information that was discovered. About 1/3 of students helped with meal preparation at least once a day. Another 1/3 said they helped with meal preparation three times a week. One quarter of the children said they helped with meal preparation once a month. A little over 12 percent said they never helped with meal preparation. Most students said they preferred fruit over vegetables, but those who frequently helped prepare meals preferred vegetables about 10 percent more than those who didn’t help in the kitchen. Also, kids who helped prepare meals “were more confident about the importance of making ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/cooking-kids...

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