Top 5 ways to promote eating with others in your home
1. Make eating together a priority.
Schedule time for meals, but be flexible with meal timing and location. If you aren’t eating together now, set a goal of having at least one meal together per week to start.
2. Plan ahead.
Use Canada’s Food Guide to plan meals. Include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein foods.
3. Involve everyone.
They can help with planning, preparing, serving and cleaning up after meals. Give children and teens age-appropriate tasks.
4. Be a positive role model.
Try new foods with your kids. Make sure you also eat regular meals and snacks with your kids.
5. Keep the focus on each other .
Remove distractions, like the TV, tablets and cell phones. Also, keep conversations about pleasant topics.