Kids in the Kitchen

We think it's so important that kids are taught from an early age about food - where it comes from and how to prepare it. The earlier they learn, the better decisions they will make later on in life about what they put into their bodies.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden at home, try planting a little vegetable or herb patch. This is a good way to start teaching your kids where ingredients come from and how they grow.

In the summer months, when fruit is at it's best, buy a selection with different flavours, colours and textures. Using bamboo skewers to thread the fruit on, get your kids to make colourful, healthy fruit kebabs.

Another good way of getting your kids active in the kitchen is to have a pizza party. You can make your own dough, or buy ready-made pizza bases. Have a selection of toppings set on the table - a selection of vegetables, meats and cheeses. Give each kid a base, let them assemble their own pizzas and once you've baked them in the oven, they get to enjoy what they've made. Easy, healthy and what kid doesn't enjoy pizza!