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Family Meal Night …Celebrated During Ohio Parents Week 

Since 2001, the Ohio Grocers Foundation has been a proud supporter of Ohio Parents Week and Family Meal Night. The Foundation has worked to promote the concept of building stronger families through the practice of regular meals at home. The fourth week in September is Ohio Parents Week, which was created to recognize and celebrate people raising children and promote the many resources available to assist with the vital role of parenting. This year, Ohio Parents Week is September 21-27.  A special event during Parents Week is Family Meal Night – A Day to Eat Dinner as a Family, which will be held on Monday, September 22nd. The day is committed to encouraging families to sit down and eat dinner together, a simple, yet effective means of maintaining the bond between parent and child. Research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University also has shown that the more a child eats dinner with his or her family, the less likely that child is to smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs.

Resources  - 2014 Materials


The Importance of Family Dinners IV Updated 2010

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Family Meal Night Bag Inserts

Family Meal Night Flyer

Family Meal Night Poster

Family Meal Night Poster (customizable)

Materials from CASA

Family Day Poster

Parent Toolkit

Activity Mat

Calendar for the Year

Family Fun Stories

Good Deed Flower

Daily Menu Planner

Daily Family Activity Planner

Family Activity Challenge

Weekly Menu Planner

Weekly Activity Planner

What's the Word

Be a Star Pledge

Family Fairy Tales


Family Coat of Arms


Handwriting Practice Sheet

Silly Stories

Family Interviews

Family Favorite Activity

Recipe Book

What's Cooking with Chef Melissa