Family Meals Matter

There is a lot of talk about the importance of family meals. Your school age children may eat both breakfast and lunch in their school cafeteria. This is why it is important that the meals you eat with them are

How to Avoid the Dinner Time Fight

Everyone is born with an internal control that signals the body to hunger and satiety cues, but outside environmental factors may trigger us to ignore these signals. As a parent, you have the ability to teach your kids to listen …

Vegetables, Kids, and Healthy Appetites

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There is an ever increasing number of children not eating their recommended daily serving of vegetables.  One survey reported that almost 60% of children are not meeting their daily servings (Healthy Kids, 2013). There are many reasons that children lack …

Benefits of School Lunch for Your Kids

back to school The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several child nutrition programs.  One of the most well-known of these is the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), administered through state agencies for reimbursing schools that …

The Importance of Family Meals

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When you think of family meals, what pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are indisputable.  Not only are there nutritional benefits to eating together, but family meals also provide the …

Making School Meals a Family Meal Time

family meal When you think of family meals, what picture pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are indisputable.  The Society for Research in Child Development has outlined the following outcomes.  Family meals …