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Well you know -- -- can be real calamity in the kitchen with all the kids running around it to knowing you can put that energy to good use.
But make kids part of the process by helping them learn how to cook it in the process they can actually -- -- healthy eating habits which they can take into adulthood.
And -- avoid things like obesity and -- -- -- help -- do that is Sally -- she is the author of chop -- it's the kid's guide to cooking real food with your family.
And does Sally Sampson joins me now -- Watertown.
That wanted to anime and Nancy -- Massachusetts.
American -- and they -- the images -- -- that's Mississippi.
-- -- -- thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me.
You don't want our kids out of it out of our hair around around -- time because they're cooking it just it -- faster they're not around but you're saying no.
Actually make them part of the process and you could actually teach the better.
Cooking skills is that eating skills is that right.
That is absolutely right and actually they can be pretty helpful.
So I mean that -- inquiring minds want to know.
Well you know I think it's very youngest -- you can literally just take an -- and plot them on calendar and explain what you're doing.
You can just sort of -- now until you -- -- -- -- -- It -- -- just involving them in whatever it is you're doing it and then they get older they're interested and then maybe the next step is huge day.
You know -- -- we have terrorists and cucumbers which you want to have go into the salad and then they either repeal the cucumber.
Or they put that cherry pit -- into the ballot -- that -- just sort of builds from there.
Actually they can become pretty accomplished cook when they are when they start out that yeah.
It is kind of like chemistry in the sense -- and they can actually inspired by the whole process of combining different kinds of elements.
It's completely like chemistry and and it is really science then as you know I think -- the parent.
You have to try to calm down a little bit and not worry about the math and not worry it's not perfect.
Yeah absolutely you know you've got some.
Tips on how to inspire kids to put his -- kids to help make dinner which is you know something that a lot of parents would rather not -- -- but it's.
How to help that is asked is to -- -- dinner left and she was a very simple recipe very interesting how do you.
How do you.
Let a child she -- a simple -- it what kind of simple recipe.
Want them for instance.
I would say you know -- your child chop -- they can go through it and they can decide what the good recipes but also.
You know more seriously you can just say.
We could make -- that we don't make this that we think make this.
And then you can give them choices and then let them decide what among those things that security think they're okay.
Can be made.
So you know simple -- like you could -- Whether it's ticket which takes a long time in the then but it's really really simple to make or making -- tomato -- for popped up or.
I think there are a million things making being you know opening up its hand training they can.
The -- the -- -- like.
Yes and -- your other tips on how to inspire kids to make to to put -- -- taken to the grocery store.
To have -- flying fruit or vegetables and every color guest house something but I guess that's something grew on a platter of liner that street.
Very interesting kinds of tips and the -- thing about it is is that the trip to the grocery store is one of those times where parents actually have experienced I don't know what apparently hasn't experienced.
The -- for the child and a meltdown at the at because -- -- that this actually is a double you get a two for because you actually get to.
Help but can avoid that kind of they make a part of -- shopping experience right.
Absolutely and I think that if there -- part of -- they feel important they feel empowered.
But within cute things and learn about it yourself of your child chooses.
You know they think portable -- panel -- interest thing and you never cooked at all.
Look on the Internet go to the library -- making it.
Engage them and you can engage them in ways that are -- nutrition but aren't obviously nutrition.
That's -- is this way for kids to eat -- vegetables as well I mean is it away for them to.
You know really.
Like vegetables and away you know they know what they are -- they come from -- green or yellow or blue or whatever.
I think selling you know there's a lot of evidence that shows that children -- -- -- -- palate for one thing.
If they -- that had a panel which they didn't know what it was the other going to be interested in taking it I think that it really does expand -- repertoire immediately.
Amazing amazing I want -- thank you very much the the book is called chop chop the kid's guide to cooking real food with your family.
To get kids to not only learn how to cook but also to learn to really great eating habits that they can take in the future.