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Family Dinner Month 2012: Sept 17 -- Oct 29, 2012


Kids Cooking Resources

by The Blog for Family Dinner Team

We have had so much fun this month hosting blog posts and resources for getting kids involved in family dinner. Today we are sharing free resources specifically for getting kids in the kitchen to cook! We complied this list of websites and cookbooks with input from our readers, Facebook fans, and B4FD bloggers and contributors.

Do you have a resource to share? Add it to the comments! (Plus you’ll be entered to win our last Kids Month giveaway, drawing tomorrow!)

Websites (in alphabetical order)

Better Together – Kids Cooking Videos 

Kids Cook Monday

KidsHealth.org — List of Easy, Healthy Recipes for Kids

Let’s Move.gov — Eat Healthy Tips

Meals Matter — Healthy Kids

Nourish Interactive — Nutrition Tools for Healthy Families

Parent Earth for Kids

PBS Kitchen Explorers

SuperKids Nutrition (Parents) and Super Crew for Kids

Team Nutrition — USDA.gov

Today I Ate a Rainbow Blog

Yum-o — Rachael Ray 

Kids Cookbooks

Easy Meals to Cook with Kids, by Julie Negrin

The Do It Myself Cookbook by Laurie Goldrich Wolf

Pretend Soup and many other great cookbooks from Mollie Katzen (Fun sample recipes here.)

The Whole Family Cookbook by Michelle Stern

Also of interest:

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan (not a cookbook, but a great read for teens about food and the food system)

These are just a few resources for encouraging kids to cook. In addition to this list, many of our B4FD bloggers have recipes and tips that are great for getting kids involved in family dinner. Check out all of B4FD bloggers on our Participants List. Feel free to share any resources we may have missed in the comments section below.

Happy Kids Cooking from B4FD!




5 comments to Kids Cooking Resources

  • This in from our B4FD blogger and friend Liz from Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. Congrats to them on the IACP nomination in New Media!

    From Liz: Feel free to add our website and/or our weekly radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, to your list of free resources. Our radio show was recently nominated by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for Best Audio Series (long format) in the New Media & Broadcast category. We’re heading to NYC on April 2nd
    for the IACP award’s ceremony!!

  • Great resources! Thanks so much for putting this together.

  • A great additional resource is Ingredient Magazine, a cooking magazine for 6-12 year olds curious about food and cooking. The creative director was an English and Social studies teacher, and she is also a chef who owned a kids’ cooking school. I love the magazine because it has historical pieces about food, talks about production, health and of course, recipes, in a fun, friendly way. It never judges food, or demonizes food choices. In an era where as a childhood feeding specialist I see alarming anxiety in children around food, this is a refreshing and fun resource! Check it out! http://www.ingredientmag.com

  • Thanks Katja! Your comment reminded me of another kids cooking magazine Chop Chop, but I have never actually seen the paper copy. Have heard it’s fun and useful. Look like some good stuff on their website: http://www.chopchopmag.org/

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