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Family Meal Time Newsletters (PDFs)

Issue 1: Family Meals Matter 

Issue 2: Make Family Meals a Tradition 

Issue 3: Eat Better - Eat Together 

Issue 4: Family Fun at the Dinner Table 

Issue 5: Improving Family Communications with Family Meals

Issue 6: Learning to Eat Right at Family Meals

Issue 7: Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table

Issue 8: Feeding a Family on a Thrifty Budget

Issue 9: Invite Kids Into the Kitchen

Issue 10: Make-ahead Meals Save Dinnertime Tonight

Issue 11: Promote Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

Issue 12: Savor Family Moments

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Explore Foods From Around the World

Explore Foods From Around the World

What do pizza, lasagna, tacos, kabobs and stir-fried vegetables have in common? They are favorite “American foods” that came from other cultures. In fact, many cultures use more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, compared with the menus we usually have in the U.S. A healthful diet promotes good health! Consider these tips from www.choosemyplate.gov to add variety and flavor to your diet.

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Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

My kids only eat prepackaged fruits and veggies for snacks. Do these snacks need to be washed before my kids eat them?

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Try These Ideas to Tame Snack Attacks

Try These Ideas to Tame Snack Attacks

“I’m hungry! What’s to eat?” Most of us have thought or heard this, especially after school or work. Well-chosen snacks can keep kids and adults energized for work and play. Consider these snack tips.

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Fun After School Snacks

Fun After School Snacks

My grandchildren come over after school. Do you have any ideas for fun snacks they might like?

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Don't Skip This Meal

Don't Skip This Meal

Quick quiz: What’s the “most important meal of the day”? More than likely you are thinking “breakfast.” If so, give yourself a pat on the back and be sure to enjoy some healthful food for breakfast.

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Tips for Choosing Breakfast Cereal

Tips for Choosing Breakfast Cereal

Buying cereal is kind of confusing. I know some cereals have lots of added sugars. Do you have any tips for choosing breakfast cereal?

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Stretching Your Meat Budget

Stretching Your Meat Budget

My family likes grilled steak, but sometimes my food budget doesn't stretch that far. Do you have any tips?

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Protein Cost Comparison

Protein Cost Comparison

I know that protein foods usually cost the most. What is the difference in cost? My family really likes beef, chicken and pork. How can I stretch my budget and still provide their favorite foods?

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No Time for Breakfast?

No Time for Breakfast?

I know that eating breakfast is important for my family, but we never seem to have enough time in the morning. Do you have any ideas?

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Changes in School Menus

Changes in School Menus

I heard that changes are being made to school menus. What should I know?

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