September is National Family Meals Month. Researchers and health experts agree that family meals produce lifelong benefits. Studies show that families who take the time to eat together at home are not only happier, but healthier as well. Regular family meals are linked to positive outcomes for kids including better grades, higher self-esteem, healthier eating habits, and less risky behaviors. Home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain and health of all family members.
At Food City, we care about the health of you and your family! That’s why we are celebrating National Family Meals Month in September, a nationwide event designed to share the benefits of family meals on the health of children and adults alike. We know that juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy life often come at the expense of family mealtime at home. We hope to be your ally — the solution to your mealtime dilemma. You can find easy, healthy mealtime solutions in nearly every aisle of the store from pre-prepped fresh ingredients to delicious ready-made entrees, wholesome heat-and-eat dishes, and more.
How can you get involved? Join the Food City Wellness Club for health tips and recipes to help you celebrate National Family Meals Month all year long. We will be celebrating in store and online with meal deals, recipes, Dietitian Pick items, coupons and more.
Engage with us and show your commitment to more meals together on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@FoodCity or @FCDietitian) for family meals shopping tips and recipes.
Show your support for National Family Meals Month by pledging on social media to share one more meal at home per week. Have fun with the pledge and help us bring national awareness to the benefits of family meals with Raise Your Mitt to Commit selfies and by using the following hashtags: #foodcityfamilymeals or #familymealsmonth.
We are committed to helping you make shared meals at home fun, affordable and healthier. This September, take the pledge to make memories and improve health through family mealtimes!
Elizabeth Hall, MS, RDN, LDN is a Food City Registered Dietitian