Eat together, eat healthier

family in kitchen
Did you know August is Family Meals Month? Family mealtime is a time when all members of the family can sit down together and enjoy each other’s company over a delicious meal.
With our busy schedules, it might not always be possible to sit down for a longer meal each night of the week. Some nights it might just be a shorter meal before or after your child’s basketball or soccer game or a quick meal after a busy school night event. If each night doesn’t work, try for most nights of the week, or maybe on some days breakfast time works better instead.
Family mealtime can help the whole family eat healthier and even help your children do better in school. The University of Nebraska has a great resource about the Importance of Family Mealtime. Take a moment to look it over or better yet, print it out and post it on the fridge for all members of your family to read.
This month please join us as we discuss ways we can have more meals together. We’ll share with you some quick weeknight recipes and breakfast recipes. Let us know what else you would like to know. Or if you have tips to share with us about what works for your family mealtimes, please share those too!

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