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Family Mealtimes

Sit Down and Eat

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

It can take Jack an hour to eat a meal, during which I can feel the tug of unanswered emails, a deadline, and the unswept floor each minute. But, as I'm fond of asking Jack when he's driving his Matchbox cars rather than picking up his Lego before bedtime, what is your job right now?

Let's Put Our Plates Together: A Letter to the Food Industry

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

As part of the food community, we have a responsibility to do our part and play a role in combating childhood obesity. The answer is prevention, and promoting the importance of family dinners is a terrific place for our community to lead the war against obesity-related disease.

Eating Dinner as a Family Matters (More Than Making It to Every Ballet Lesson and Soccer Game)

Zester Daily | Posted 07.17.2012 | Food
Zester Daily

Meals don't just address our biological need to feed ourselves. Cooking and eating together have united humans since we first gathered around a fire to prepare the spoils of a successful hunt.

How to Address the Obesity Epidemic: Start Young

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Access to fresh groceries changed everything for Elijah and his mom. For many families in Los Angeles and other metro areas across the country, things are not as easy -- but they are getting better.

Make May Your Official Family Mealtime Month: A How-To Guide

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.

How Divorce Burns the Soup

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Candace Walsh

During divorce, home-life rituals are disrupted. Cooking and regular sit-down dinners are often the first things to go. It's harder to meal-plan, shop...

Feeding Your Toddler And Preschooler

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Anyone out there have a kid who now is demanding food, or sweets a lot of the time? Worrying about how to handle it and how to say no without creating World War 3?