Safety in the kitchen is the most important rule! Learn how to stay safe with these safety tips for cooking with children!
1. Prevent food poisoning by:
-Starting with a clean cooking area.
-Always washing hands before preparing and cooking foods.
-Always washing fruit and vegetables before you eat them.
-Not eating raw eggs, raw meats or uncooked foods.
-Waiting until the food is properly cooked before sampling and eating.
2.Have children stand at the level of the activity.
3.Use cooking supplies that will not break (i.e., plastic measuring cups, and stainless steel bowls).
4.Use plastic, butter or dull knives for cutting.
5.Provide constant supervision by:
-Always watching the child when they use knives, graters or other sharp utensils.
-Supervising the use of ovens, stoves and other kitchen appliances.
-Reminding children that stoves, ovens, pans, etc. can be very hot.
Now, let’s get cooking!