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.

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Summer Food Service Program for Families

Families are the providers of healthy meals for their kids. The Summer Food Service Program from the Ohio Department of ...
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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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