CHILD AND MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN
Children learn watching the world around them. Looking its mom in the kitchen child also could wish to join her and get included in some activity. To wash a plate or a mug, prepare a cake or a salad, any of that...
Children are curious and this affinity should be directed especially if a child is choosy in eating. On the other hand if a child is indifferent about food letting it play in the kitchen could be an impulse for the child to eat then. You may place a child beside you in the kitchen, a safe place for her or him with a good view over what you are preparing and not bothering for you.
Through this process a child could learn about good nutrition, healthy ingredients as well as how important certain foodstuff is. If a child does something wrong, draw its attention not to do so because such action is not correct, and when it does something good make sure to approve it. If you have any interesting small pans or pots the child will be motivated even before you start preparing food, it will seem to it like any other activity so far, like playing. When you put your and your child's "creations" to bake or cook, take that time to get the kitchen orderly together with child. When the meal is done let it cool for a while and give it to the child to taste what you have prepared together. Repeat how proud you are of her or his job done well. Set the table together with your child if possible, arrange with amusing small pans and mugs, and other objects that keeps child's attention focused on its place at the table, and enjoy the meal with your family.