Eating together can happen at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are some practical tips and strategies for getting started on eating together.
Getting children into the kitchen is a great way to have fun and try new recipes. Cooking with children is also a chance to share traditions, learn about different cultures and spend time together. Learn how you can create an inviting space, keep it safe and still allow children to build an appreciation for food and the world around us from this 4-page handout.
Handout outlining tips and benefits for both children and parents when they share meals.
Public Health Services, Island Health
Download and print double-sided to assemble your set of conversation starter cards. Choose a card, read it out loud and get talking!
Andrea Hoblak loves kids and loves cooking recipes from scratch with them. She hopes to create a cookbook with her recipe collection, but in the meantime you can try one of her kid-tested recipes.
Learn how you can model healthy eating habits and make meals matter.
Nutrition Council of Oregon
Educational materials, mealtime fact sheets and recipes to promote shared meals. From the Oregon Shared Meals Initiative, Nutrition Council of Oregon.
Set of 30 cards you can print and use to help start conversations at meals. Developed by Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Island Health. Download the black & white, easy-to-print version, or the colourful version, attached.
Find out more about the meal tensions introduced in the Family Meal Model introduced in the Better Together report: A Hands-On Approach to Family, Food and Fun.
Find out more about the meal modes introduced in the Better Together research report: A Hands-On Approach to Family, Food and Fun.