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September is Family Meals Month

Family TableEating together as a family has many benefits. Meals eaten as a family tend to be more healthful. They also give families an opportunity to communicate and strengthen relationships.

If you are looking to help your kids succeed in school, family mealtimes can help. Teens who eat together more often with their families do better in school, earning more A’s and B’s than their counterparts who do not eat together as often.

Meals eaten with family members usually include less fat, less pop and more fruits and vegetables. Family meals also tend to be higher in calcium, fiber and other essential nutrients.

Celebrate Family Meals Month by visiting NDSU Extension’s The Family Table for information on how to get your family eating together more often and to take the Family Table Challenge.

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