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Family Meals Matter

Regular family meals are linked with many positive benefits for individuals and families. Family meals provide an opportunity for shared communication, lasting family connections, healthier nutrition and reduced risk behaviors by children.

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Big Benefits of Family Meals (PDF)

Sean Brotherson, Ph.D., NDSU Extension Family Science Specialist, shares the benefits of family meals for families, for children and for health.

Time-saving Tips, Menus and Recipes

In today's busy world, cooking a meal completely from scratch may be difficult. However, convenience foods usually cost more and may be higher in calories, fat and sodium. Here are some time-money-saving tips and sample menus with recipes that you can adapt to meet your family's tastes

What’s in Your Food Pantry?

A pantry stocked with essential nonperishable food items can save time and money. This publication provides a list of some ideas for common pantry items to personalize based on the ingredients that you use when you cook or bake.

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