Cook together. Eat together. Talk together.
Make mealtime a family time.
WIC and the Nutrition Council of Oregon (NCO) want to raise awareness about the value of shared meals to help improve the health and nutrition of Oregonians. The governor’s proclamation making September 2013 Shared Meal Month in Oregon is the kickoff for activities promoting shared meals in the coming year.
In support of this promotion, WIC and OSU Extension staff have been working together to develop a series of group sessions for WIC participants promoting family meals and emphasizing the Food and Nutrition Services’ (FNS) core nutrition message: Cook together. Eat together. Talk together. Make mealtime a family time.
Each of the group session guides focus on specific strategies for making family mealtime happen. The sessions utilize participant centered skills and strategies to help families realize their family mealtime goals. The Cook Together session guide (with supporting materials) is the first in the series of four. Download course descriptions for all four sessions to use in marketing the family mealtime curriculum.
Help participants find ways to make family mealtime more fun and relaxing! This is a chance for your participants to hear how other families are successfully connecting with each other during meals and get ideas for getting the whole family talking and avoiding the common mealtime distractions.
Make mealtime a family time
Mealtime is the perfect time for family time. This session will help your participants create a special plan for their family mealtimes.
Additional family mealtime resources