With an aim to inspire families to eat at home together more often, Best Choice is excited to celebrate National Family Meals Month this September! This is the second year in a row that we’ve participated in this nationwide event that highlights the importance of sharing meals together at home with your family. We hope you can join us! Here’s how:
Why is participating in Family Meals Month so important? Numerous studies underscore the long-term nutritional, economic and social advantages of consistently eating together as a family. Home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain and health of all family members. Not to mention, people who frequently cook at home eat fewer, healthier calories.* Additionally, regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and less risky behavior.
So join us this month as we share fun ideas and simple, healthy recipes that will create delicious meals and lasting memories together with our families.
* Source Note: Cornell University College of Human Ecology Department of Policy Analysis and Management: Do Family Meals Really Make a Difference?, Eliza Cook, Rachel Dunifon. 2012; Accessed August 29, 2016. http://www.human.cornell.edu/ pam/outreach/upload/Family-Mealtimes-2.pdf
Here’s a recap of how we celebrated National Family Meals Month last year: