Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program

Family Meals

Family meals have a positive impact on the health and well-being of families and individuals. Today’s families have limited time to eat together. There are a number of reasons to make this a priority:

  • Nutritional benefits – shared family meals are more likely to be nutritious, and provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and essential vitamins and minerals
  • Improved mental, emotional, physical, and social health of children and adults
  • Teens who eat regular family meals are less likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs

Learn more about family meals through this video on Family Mealtime and tips and ideas on how to make them a part of your family life.

Set a goal of eating together as a family once a day, involve all family members, and make it a meaningful time.