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 25-October 1. 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 26th. 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 – 2016 Materials
CASA – casafamilyday.org/familyday/
Materials from CASA