Chef in Training
Kids Cooking Lessons
7-11 years old
Each of our kids cooking lessons includes a nutrition lesson. In
this lesson, we will talk about nutrition, watch a healthy eating
video below and keep a food diary.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Kids Cooking Lessons Part 1: Nutrition
If you don't have a My Plate chart hanging in your kitchen,
locate and print one at My
Part 2: Food Diary
Take a look at the My Plate chart you printed. Point out the fruits
and vegetables. Talk about how many different kinds there are to
choose from and why we need them.
You've heard of 5 a day, right? But why do we need to have 5
servings of fruits and vegetables a day?
Not only does eating healthy fruits and vegetables keep you healthy,
they are packed with vitamins and minerals our bodies need. They are
also a natural source of energy. Perhaps that is why they are called
Visit our food
pages where you will find information such as how each food
grows, when it is in season, and other facts on a variety of fruits
Your Chef in Training is going to keep a fruit and vegetable diary
this week. Each day have your child write or draw a picture of what
fruits and vegetables they have eaten.
You can even make this into a family affair. Have every family
member (moms and dads too) keep a diary and at the end of the week
see how everyone did. Remember to try to eat 5-9 servings of super-foods