Become Little Masterchefs
Children are more likely to become discerning, adventurous eaters if they know how to cook. Give children their own aprons – it’s half the fun of cooking – and let them help you regularly on small tasks in the kitchen. Buy a kids’ cookbook for inspiration and, as they get older and become more confident, let them cook dinner once a week. Meals that they have made themselves are usually eaten up, even if they contain ingredients that the child really doesn't like a lot. The little cooks feel like they are being taken seriously and are proud when they can actively contribute to preparing the meal. You can also tell the children about the basics of a balanced diet. While cooking, tell them what each individual food contains and why these nutrients are good. It is also fun to vary the eating routine sometimes.