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Pitching In (Age Appropriately)

When it comes to clean-up, younger kids can help by bringing their plates back to the sink/counter or putting away condiments. When kids get older…

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Tag Teams

Cleaning doesn't have to be a drudgery. Split up into tag teams and tackle different tasks. Why not make a game of it?

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Curb Your Temptation

Tempting though it may be, it is best not to offer desserts as rewards for eating meals.

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One More Bite!

Let your kids determine how much they want to eat. It's not your job to determine if they are hungry or full. It's your job to put food on the…

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Lay it All Out

Lay out the food family-style and let the kids serve themselves.

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Consistency is Key

Set up regular times for meals and snacks.  Do you have a house full of grazers? Mealtime experience can often be sabotaged by…

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Keep Washing Your Hands

Wash hands before starting food preparation, after handling raw meat and eggs and before moving on to your next task.

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Different Tools

Use different cutting boards and tools for vegetables or fruit and raw meat.

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Spic and Span

Use hot, soapy water to clean kitchen surfaces and tools.

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Smooth Sailing

Prepping ingredients and equipment ahead of time makes cooking a breeze.

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