About Kids Can Cook
Kids Can Cook, was born from the need for school children to access healthy nutritional meals that are able to prepared and cooked by themselves under the guidance of a parent or guardian to show them the importance of healthy eating and creating a sense of domestic duties.
Micronutrients are found in our food. We discuss some common micronutrients and good sources of these. We talk about the difference between iron found in plant sources and from animal origin.
FOOD ALLERGIES / INTOLERANCE
Food allergies and food intolerance are both ever growing topics. We describe the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance. All of our recipes have allergy alerts but we recommend that you read the ingredients carefully as well. If you suspect your child may have a food allergy or a food intolerance it is always best to discuss this with their GP.
FOOD LABELS – HOW TO READ
Do you understand the information provided to you on the packaging on your groceries, we breakdown what’s in your trolley and guide you on how to understand what’s going into your favorite dish.
x30 Recipe Ideas
With x30 baking, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes… this important tool in the right hands will give a child all the necessary skills to become New Zealand’s next top master chief in the works
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Kids Can Cook is so proud to have Catherine Lippiatt, part-time nutritionist and personal trainer, sharing with us 30 nutritional recipes and knowledge.
Connecting Families Together
Getting children motivated and into the kitchen alongside a parent is an important part of growing healthy eating habits and a great family connection activity.
None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the strong community support in response to the care and health wellbeing of the children in there community.
Did you know that cooking with your kids boosts their development?
Stir the pancake mix, measure one cup of water, roll out the dough…all of these cooking tasks help kids develop necessary academic, cognitive and motor skills. I bet that you didn’t even know that each time you let your child help you prepare a meal, you are also preparing them for success in school and in life.
Cooking with your kids offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow!
Skills learnt through cooking
Promotes Healthy Eating
Problem-solving | Maths | Science
Responsibility | Boosts Self-Confidence
Increases Language and Reading Development
Encourages Family Bonding
Enhances Fine Motor Skills