What’s for dinner? Where are we eating dinner? Do we even have time for dinner?
Between after school activities and lessons, healthy family dinners often take a back seat. Yet, family meals are so important!
Sitting down to a meal after a busy day is an amazing “RESET”. No matter how big or small your family is, they offer a time for sharing stories, learning manners and eating nutritious foods. And if you have kids, research shows the benefits go further to helping improve dietary intake and mental & physical health…including lowered risk of substance abuse and the prevention of disordered eating.
Despite these benefits, eating a meal as a family can easily become a rare occurrence…found only at holidays or when celebrating special events. Don’t feel guilty…it happens…but with proper planning you can make time for family meals throughout the week!
Check out the following article for simple tips to put your meal back on your family agenda 🙂