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Family Meal Night


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/

National Family Meals Month – FMI

The Importance of Family Dinners IV Updated 2010

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Materials from CASA

Activity Mat 2016

Calendar 2016


Coat of Arms 2016

Community Group Kit 2016

Daily Planner 2016

Family Activity Challenge

Family Interviews 2016

Fill-In-The-Blank Stories 2016

Good Deed Flower 2016

Our Family Favorites 2016

Parent Toolkit 2016

Placemat 2016

Recipe e-Book 2016

Silly Stories 2016

STAR Pledge 2016

Teen Activity Mat 2016

Teen Toolkit 2016

Weekly Menu Planner 2016

Weekly Planner 2016

Whats the Word 2016