Weekly Family Dinners | Classic Meal Plan
For many, family mealtime has been lost in our over scheduled lives. For many families, school, work schedules and extracurricular activities can make it difficult to find time to eat together and some go days or weeks without sitting down as a family to share a meal.
Studies have found that families who share meals together on a regular basis, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner reap many benefits.
- Family meals are more nutritious. A Harvard study found that families who eat together are twice as likely to eat their five servings of fruits and vegetables as families who don’t eat together.
- Kids who eat family meals tend to eat a wider variety of foods and become less picky eaters.
- Family meals offer parents a chance to be role models. They can set an example of healthy eating and polite table manners.
- Research shows that kids who eat family meals have a lower chance of engaging in high risk behaviors such as substance use and violence, and fewer psychological problems.
We offer Family meals in 3 day and 5 day meal preparation plans in Classic, Paleo and Vegetarian options.
Excerpts from Julie Penkalski with the Family and Childrens center. The original blog post can be found here