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Oregon Shared Meals Initiative
Cook together - Eat together - Talk together
Make mealtime a shared time

The Nutrition Council of Oregon has launched an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of shared meals in promoting better eating habits, reducing obesity, preventing substance abuse, and strengthening family and community bonds.

Benefits of shared and family meals
  • Improved nutrition: more healthy foods, less sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Stronger family bonds and emotional health
  • Decreased risk-taking behaviors for youth: less likely to smoke, use drugs and feel depressed

Read our Fact Sheet to learn more

Join us

We invite you to join the initiative and promote shared meals in your home, workplace, school, community or wherever you spend time with people you care about.

See Also

Family Mealtimes - Information from the Oregon WIC Program