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Family Meals

Making regular family meals a priority is important. Not every meal has to be a sit-down dinner extravaganza. This publication gives you ideas on how you can take back your time.


Family Meal Times: Make Family Meals a Tradition - Issue 2 (FN1527)

A family tradition has been defined as an activity that is significant and meaningful for family members and is coordinated and repeated through time. Building family traditions that last and have personal meaning for family members helps build strong family relations.


Family Meal Times: Eat Better Eat Together - Issue 3 (FN1528)

Research has shown that when children eat with families, their overall nutrition and diets improve.


Family Meal Times: Family Fun at the Dinner Table - Issue 4 (FN1529)

Playing games or doing activities at a family meal can create specific memories for family members.


Family Meal Times: Improving Family Communication with Family Meals - Issue 5 (FN1530)

Family mealtimes provide a built-in opportunity to visit with other family members and enjoy good conversation.


Family Meal Times: Learning to Eat Right at Family Meals- Issue 6 (FN1531)

Family meals help parents teach children healthy eating habits for a lifetime.


Family Meal Times: Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table - Issue 7 (FN1532)

Research shows that families with cooking skills are more likely to make healthier food choices.


Family Meal Times: Feeding a Family on a Thrifty Budget - Issue 8 (FN1533)

You can provide your family with nutritious, tasty and simple meals, even when times are tough. The tips here may help you stretch your budget.


Family Meal Times: Invite Kids into the Kitchen - Issue 9 (FN1534)

Cooking can be a recipe for building relationships and learning important life skills.


Family Meal Times: Make-ahead Meals Save Dinnertime Tonight - Issue 10 (FN1535)

Try something new this week. Start by planning five to seven meals that your family enjoys.


Family Meal Times: Promote Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle - Issue 11 (FN1536)

Whether your child is overweight or not, healthful eating and exercise are keys to personal well-being. As a parent, you can take an active role and guide your child in the right direction to grow and pursue good health for a lifetime.


Family Meal Times: Savor Family Moments- Issue 12 (FN1537)

Whether your child is overweight or not, healthful eating and exercise are keys to personal well-being. As a parent, you can take an active role and guide your child in the right direction to grow and pursue good health for a lifetime.

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