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The Benefits of Eating Together for Children and Families

Eating together can happen at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are some practical tips and strategies for getting started on eating together.

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Little Chefs, Big Benefits: Cooking with young children

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.

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Sharing Food, Sharing Fun

Handout outlining tips and benefits for both children and parents when they share meals.

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Making Meals Matter

Learn how you can model healthy eating habits and make meals matter.

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Oregon Shared Meals Initiative

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.

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Shopping Sense

‚ÄčTake this multimedia shopping experience developed by Healthy Families BC to help you get organized, plan ahead and make a list so you have everything you need on hand to take the chore out of meal preparation before stepping foot in the grocery store. 

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The Kids Cook Monday

The Kids Cook Monday provides examples of kid friendly recipes and video demonstrations along with nutrition and safety tips—making it easy for families to cook and eat together every Monday.

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Meals This Week Planner

Plan your meals for the week with this print out.

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HealthLink BC Food Safety Tips

HealthLink BC

Food poisoning affects hundreds of British Columbians every day. This HealthLinkBC File lists ten easy steps to make food safe.

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Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Spatulatta teaches children to cook with free step-by-step videos. It encourages children to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table. It also encourages children to ask their family members and friends for recipes and to cook those dishes together.

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