1. TALK - Encouraging communication and interaction between family members
2. TASTE – Eating a family meal at home means you are more likely to eat smaller portions and if you are cooking you can control nutritional intake.
3. TESTS – Studies show children who eat meals with the family often perform better on tests and do better in school.
1. COOK – A family meal doesn’t mean you need to make your whole meal from scratch, just that you gather together around the table.
2. COMMUNICATE – Make it a “device-free” zone and spend time talking instead of texting or catching up on TV shows.
3. COMMIT – Commit to having a device-free family meal at least once a week.
Pick up the ingredients for your family meal at Ingles and make a date with YOUR family!
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian