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September 14, 2012

Family Dinners Make A Difference!

Posted by: choang

 

Celebrate Family Day this September 24th with a nutritious meal and engaging discussions over dinner.

More than a decade’s worth of research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia (CASAColumbia) has correlated family dinners with drug and alcohol prevention.  Kids who eat family dinners eat more veggies and have better nutrition, develop more positive relationships, do better in school, and are less likely to do drugs and or engage in underage drinking.  Family dinners also help to foster positive, nurturing attachments between parents and kids, which is one of the 5 Protective Factors that increase the health and well-being of families.

 

So join the Family Day STAR Pledge this September 24th and commit to:

  • Spending time with your kids by having dinner together
  • Talking to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol
  • Answering their questions and listen to what they say
  • Recognizing that YOU have the power to keep your kids substance-free

 

Visit CasaFamilyDay.org for the Family Dinner Kit and other resources.

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