Sponsored: September is Family Meals Month

September is #FamilyMealsMonth – a good time to remind ourselves that enjoying a meal together as a family has many benefits, such as:

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.

HOW TO:

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

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800-334-4936

 

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