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Nutrition, Food Safety & Health


Diabetes Prevention Program (Weigh to Change)


The Family Table: Eat, Connect, Savor

Family Meals Matter

Among the most lasting and powerful traditions in family life is one that seems to have more influence than almost any other – the family meal. Recalling your favorite family experiences usually leads to thinking of such times as the weekly Sunday meal, family mealtimes during Thanksgiving or other holidays, or a Saturday morning breakfast with Mom or Dad. Why are family meals so powerful? Sharing a family meal provides an experience that touches all of our senses – sight, touch, taste, smell and listening to warm laughter or good conversation. Family meals help provide a regular, consistent opportunity to create a shared experience that is meaningful and offers a sense of belonging to all. Research has shown that regular and meaningful family meals offer a large variety of benefits to children and parents.

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Richland County Worksite Wellness

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NDSU Extension/Richland County

418 2nd Avenue N.
Wahpeton, ND 58075-4400
Tel: 701-642-7793
Fax: 701-642-7774

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