Join us in celebrating National Family Meals Month™ this September. Family Meals Month is a nationwide event designed to highlight the benefits of family meals and the role we can play in helping your family share one more meal at home each week. So Raise your Mitt and commit to one more meal at home each week, whether it is an evening meal during the week or breakfast on weekend, gather your family around the table to experience the benefits of family meals.
With the start of a new school year, renew your commitment to creating and serving meals at home that nourish your kids’ brains and help them flourish for life. In addition to overall better nutrition, other specific benefits of family dinners include:
- Better academic performance
- Higher self-esteem
- Greater sense of resilience
- Lower risk of substance abuse
- Lower risk of teen pregnancy
September also celebrates Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month! Since more than 90% of both, adults and children, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, we want to encourage filling half your plates with fruits & veggies at every eating occasion (including snacks) AND that all forms, fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, count toward your daily intake! Be sure to incorporate fruits and veggies into your family meals for even better nutrition.
At VG's Grocery, we’re your ally—the solution to your mealtime dilemma. We’re committed to helping you make shared meals at home fun, affordable, and healthier. Here are some conversation starters for your next family meal:
• What are you thankful for today?
• If snow could fall in any flavor you choose, what flavor would it be?
• What is one thing you did today that helped another person or other people?
For more information on Family Meals Month and Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month, please visit:
Family Meals Month
The Family Dinner Project
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.