Katrina Steven, a graduate designer from the University of Dundee, has developed a kitchenware kit that allows children to safely get involved in food preparation at the same time as learning about portion control, in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
The Safe Slice kit includes a child-friendly knife with a chunky handle and grip, a chopping board with interchangeable cutting domes to keep fingers away from the blade, two bowls in different sizes (one for measuring and one for collecting prepared ingredients) and corresponding easy-to-follow recipe cards. The board is designed to be placed over the sink to avoid mess.
The design was inspired by the rising levels of childhood obesity, with one third of children in the UK currently classed as overweight or obese.
With the global child obesity rate on a rapid incline, it is becoming increasingly important for this generation of children to learn the value of health and nutrition.