Little Chefs, Big Benefits: Cooking with young children

Getting children into the kitchen is a great way to have fun and try new recipes. Cooking with children is also a chance to share traditions, learn about different cultures and spend time together. Learn how you can create an inviting space, keep it safe and still allow children to build an appreciation for food and the world around us from this 4-page handout.

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Sharing Food, Sharing Fun

Handout outlining tips and benefits for both children and parents when they share meals.

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Let's Talk...Mealtime Conversation Cards for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Public Health Services, Island Health

Download and print double-sided to assemble your set of conversation starter cards. Choose a card, read it out loud and get talking!

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Recipes from the Kindergarten Chef

Andrea Hoblak loves kids and loves cooking recipes from scratch with them. She hopes to create a cookbook with her recipe collection, but in the meantime you can try one of her kid-tested recipes.

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Making Meals Matter

Learn how you can model healthy eating habits and make meals matter.

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Make Mealtime a Shared Time - Kit

Nutrition Council of Oregon

Mini-poster and four fact sheets to promote the benefits of shared meals. From the Nutrition Council of Oregon.

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Let's Talk

Set of 30 cards you can print and use to help start conversations at meals. Developed by Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Island Health. Download the black & white, easy-to-print version, or the colourful version, attached.

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Understanding The Meal Tensions

Find out more about the meal tensions introduced in the Family Meal Model introduced in the Better Together report: A Hands-On Approach to Family, Food and Fun.

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Understanding The Meal Modes

Find out more about the meal modes introduced in the Better Together research report: A Hands-On Approach to Family, Food and Fun.

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A Hands On Approach to Family, Food and Fun

Find out more about the research conducted by Better Together to gain insights into family meal behaviour.

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