We were introduced toBarilla’s Share The Table initiative at the Family Forward Conference in August. Barilla is on a mission to bring families back to the dinner table. My family eats dinner together at least five times out of the week, but I can’t honestly say that those times were meaningful. Thanks to Barilla who not only provided us with coupons to buy their yummy products but also provided some to giveaway to you bringing the family together was made a little easier. As you read about the five ways you can make mealtime more meaningful think about how you can add at least one activity that can improve your shared time at the table!
Make & Eat Healthy & Good Food
Help Make Mealtime Happen
Now this is something we had to improve upon. In the hustle and bustle of everyday it can be so much easier to get in he kitchen alone and just “whip up something.” But with just a little planning we have been able to include our little guys in the making of dinner several times a week. Obviously my little guys aren’t yet ready for knives or stove top preparation, but they can mix, pour, measure and make a mess with the best of them.
Talk & Interact With Your Family More At Dinner
Raise your hand if you use dinner time to catch up with your spouse or significant other. Well that’s what was happening at our house. Or little guys would sit by quietly while the adults did all the talking. Since trying to make our mealtime more meaningful, we instead use dinner as a time for the entire family to share their day.
Put Away, Cut or “Turn OFF” Any Distractions
We all are probably guilty of having a cell phone or two on the table accompanied by a TV playing in the background. Honestly we haven’t improved in this area, but what family is perfect. Okay, okay you twisted my arm we will cut the amount of distractions we have at the dinner table in 2015!
Eat Together As Much As You Can
Enjoying great food together not only gives you energy to think, play and do your favorite things, but it also keeps you healthy-physically, mentally, and emotionally.-Barilla
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