Teaching Kids Better Eating Habits

July 9, 2009 11:56:42 AM PDT
The Journal of American Medical Association says kids with weight problems have increased since 1980 and one chef has a recipe to fix that. Personal Chef Carlin Breinig is teaching three-to-five year-olds how to cook.

While the kids can't read, they can follow directions and that means lots of chopping, trying new spices, even separating egg whites.

Chef Breinig finds that introducing kids to a variety of healthy food choices usually leads to better eating habits and less fast food.

Carlin Breinig, Personal Chef said, "My goal with the little kids is I want them to eat better, but I want it to be fun."

Chef Breinig says hands-on learning helps kids become comfortable in the kitchen and more willing to try new foods and hopefully not turn into picky eaters.

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