We’ve all been hearing quite a bit lately about the importance of family values. It seems that whenever you turn on the television or open a magazine, there are sound bites and articles galore.
My children are grown now, but I didn’t need to be constantly reminded of “family values” when my husband and I were raising them. It was just something we did. When the kids were little, my husband worked late hours ~ yet we always sat down to eat dinner together as a family. I often referred to it as “continental style” ~ meaning that in Europe, the dinner hour is frequently at 8 or 9 pm, as opposed to earlier times here in the United States.
Sitting down to dinner together and eating a well-balanced healthy meal gave us the opportunity to connect as a family with one another and share our day. Studies have proven that families who dine together maintain healthier lifestyles and are more apt to make wise choices and decisions in their lives.
Sara Evans and Libby’s Vegetables celebrate “Get Back to the Table Month.” Although school is back in session and after-school activities oftentimes make sitting down as a family difficult, perhaps a continental-style dinner hour once or twice a week might be possible for your family!
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