Is eating together at the dinner table as a family a thing of the past? Not if Eat Better, Eat Together Month (in October) has anything to do with it! Not only does eating as a group give you a chance to catch up with what’s happening with other family members, but it also encourages healthy eating choices.
Food is something to be celebrated and enjoyed, just like family. So instead of plopping yourself in front of the television with a microwave meal while junior eats pizza in another room while browsing his smartphone, take a look at these six tips to help your family nourish their bodies and souls…
1. Take Kids to the Source
Instead of ordering in and having a quick bite on the run, teach your kids to truly appreciate food by visiting a farmer’s market. While there, they can explore the different varieties of food they don’t always get to see at the grocery store, and even ask questions to the vendors.
Some markets are in busier urban areas, while others are more rural and become an excuse to go for a drive as a family. Buying from a farmer’s market ensures you have the freshest produce, while also helping to keep the local economy healthy.