Early Childhood – Family Mealtime

Thank you for visiting our Family Mealtime Resources Hub. Click on the Resources below to learn more about how you can support your child’s educational success during mealtimes! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

A conversation starter that says "Who is the funniest person you know?"

More time at home with your family? Explore new conversation topics during meals

"A well-worded question is the quickest way to connect after a long day. Get a deeper conversation started with these ...
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A Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills

Families promote foundational reading skills with their children in many different spaces in their home and community, including daily conversation ...
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Family Mealtime Game for Kids to Understand and Learn from Failures

Have you ever wondered how to help your child embrace failure and learn to be confident even in the face ...
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Food, Fun, & Conversation: 4 Weeks to Better Family Dinners

Family dinner! We all know it's a good thing. It's the perfect time to bond with your family, promote healthy ...
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Benefits of Family Meals

Benefits of Family Meals

This website from the American College of Pediatricians is very clear and helpful. Research has revealed many benefits for family ...
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The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner

Research shows that eating at least three family meals together a week helps make our kids healthier, but trying to ...
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WebMD: Benefits of Family Dinners

WebMD compiled a list of 10 reasons to eat family meals together: 10 Benefits of Family Dinners You and your ...
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Two Women getting Plates of Food for a Family Dinner

Online Article: Family Meals – More Than Good Nutrition

Did you know researchers at Columbia University say that the more often children eat dinner with their parents, the less ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.