Cooking is the most common cause of home fires. Foodlink, a regional food bank serving 10 counties in Greater Rochester, New York, has partnered with Prevention 1st to incorporate safety into its Cooking Matters courses that help families learn about healthy cooking.
Through support from Wegmans Food Markets and Community Health Strategies, Prevention 1st has developed a kitchen and cooking safety curriculum for the program, which serves about 500 families. Here are some of Prevention 1st’s tips for preventing fires and burns in the kitchen, especially when involving children in cooking:
Be Fire Safe in Kitchen—the top fire and burn risks and how to avoid them
Kids in the Kitchen—includes at what ages children can learn to use kitchen appliances and techniques safely
Modeling Kitchen Fire Safety—the top habits for safety in the kitchen
Related Articles and Resources:
Top Safety Concerns for People With Developmental Disabilities: Fire and Cooking
When is a Child Old Enough to Use the Stove or Oven? (from our expert partner Community Health Strategies)