The Kid-Friendly Kitchen

by Meghan Garrett, MS RD and Heidi Hertz, MS RD

The Kid-Friendly Kitchen Cooking and time spent in the kitchen should be fun for kids. Provide kids with age appropriate tools and adequate space to work in. Set up the kitchen with tables and chairs which are the right height for kids to safely work. Tools used by kids should be age and skill appropriate. A parent should always be present when kids are in the kitchen. Teach kids the importance of HOT and what items can be hot to the touch. Show kids how to wash their hands and when hands should be washed.
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About the authors:

Meghan R Garrett MS RD

Meghan Garrett, MS RD

Heidi L Hertz MS RD

Heidi Hertz, MS RD




  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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