Cookin’ with the Kiddos continues through July
The Culinary Corner,located in the Wellness Center, is hosting “Cooking with the Kiddos,” a series of classes held Tuesdays in July. At just $5 per child and no cost for parents, this class offers an excellent opportunity for family time while teaching your children the importance of healthy eating. Attend three classes and get the fourth class free.
Mealtime with kids is usually a challenge for parents everywhere – how do you get them to eat some nutritious broccoli when all they want is a Happy Meal? Researchers from the University of Alberta have found a solution: play dress up and turn them into mini chefs.
Gathering your children in the kitchen to help with preparing meals will result in healthier eating habits. According to the university’s survey of fifth graders in Alberta, doing this will make your kids choose healthier fruits and vegetables over bad-for-you junk food.
Little ones love to feel grown up and helping in the kitchen definitely does the trick. Being around healthy fruits and vegetables and incorporating them into a nutritious home-cooked meal means that kids will actually enjoy the process. As a result, they will begin to like fruits and vegetables and soon enough, they will ditch the burgers and cookies in favor of apples and carrots.
To register, go to und.edu/health-wellness/wellness/nutrition.
-- Lexie Foster, Culinary Corner, 777-0228, email@example.com.