Kids can be havoc in the kitchen and with little awareness of hygiene it is important they learn the basics of simple food hygiene practices early on to prevent making themselves and other people ill!
Below are my simple tips on the basics of good food hygiene practices:
Always wash your hands in hot soapy water before cooking or preparing food, during & afterwards, as this helps to remove dirt and microbes. Also wash hands after going to the toilet, blowing your nose or handling waste.
Tie long hair back to stop it getting in food and roll up sleeves and if you have a hat wear it!
Wear an apron or tabard to prevent dirt getting on clothes and stops dirt touching food.
Encourage your child not to eat or lick spoons whilst preparing food, particularly for raw foods like egg that contain a risk of salmonella.
Cuts and boils need to covered with a waterproof plaster (preferably blue so you can see it).