Cooking at home can be very beneficial for families who are trying to save money or who just want to eat healthier. Not only that, but it can also be a great way to have extra family time, and get kids to try new foods. Joyce Fikri, Nutrition Educator from St. Louis Council said one of the other benefits to cooking at home is that parents can teach kids how to make better choices and make them feel like they are contributing to the family.
Fikri gave some suggestions on what kids could do to help in the kitchen and prepare meals, but said to make sure the tasks given are age appropriate.
For more information on the benefits of cooking at home, cooking with dairy foods, and for some fun recipes visit stldairycouncil.org, or call the St. Louis Dairy Council at 314-835-9668. Fikri appeared on the NEWTALK WTIM Morning Show