Family Dinners- Fun and Healthy for Kids!
Discover the many benefits of family dinners, get practical steps for scheduling meals together, easy cooking tips, recipes, resources, and our new 'Family Dinner Conversation Card Game!' ➪ Read Family Dinners this month's 'Nourish Healthy Kids' article for tips on making it a successful, fun and healthy time!
Why Family Dinners? According to research, sharing family dinner on a routine basis is associated with improved children's health and stronger family bonds. Also, children who are familiar with their family culture and history, through family meals, had a closer relationship to family members, higher self-esteem, and a greater sense of control over their own lives. Studies show that families, who sit together for mealtime at least 3 or 4 times a week, benefit in many ways.
National Family Meal Day is Sept 28! It's a great time to eat dinner together. We know that time is certainly one of the major obstacles to families gathering at mealtime. Here are some practical tips and resources to make it easier to enjoy family dinners together!
Healthy Conversations Cards- Family Dinner Game
Working with our partners at Whyzz.com we have created some creative conversation cards to help you have a fun family dinner together! (* it's also a fun activity for classroom or youth centers!)
Kids will enjoy sharing their ideas about healthy foods and being active- choose from several sets of conversation starters
- A presidential invitation to fun physical activity!
- Destination Moon -What foods would you take?
- Name that Nutrient Game
- And more
Ready to get the conversation and fun going for your family meal?
Here's your free Fun Family Dinner Card Game!
New My Plate Pages
We are excited to share our first batch of new learning pages, worksheets and kids' healthy MyPlate tip sheets- they are useful to help kids learn about the new My Plate and healthy foods in a fun and positive way.
Sample My Plate Printable Grains (Spanish)
See all My Plate printables and stay tuned for fun new tools, games and printables to teach kids about the new nutrition guidelines and My Plate icon.
We hope you enjoy the new resources to help teach kids about healthy nutrition. Together we can help all children to learn the facts and skills to make healthy choices for a lifetime!
Maggie LaBarbera, RN and The Nourish Interactive Team
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