As half term approaches, you will be spending a lot more time sharing meals together as a family.  Family mealtime is when everyone at home sits down and enjoys a meal together. This can be at breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. It has been shown that families who eat together are healthier and happier.

Eating together helps build a close relationship with your children. It gives everyone in the family a chance to learn more about each other. Eating together as a family gives the children an opportunity to learn and practice their social skills, table manners, and conversation skills.  Your children are more likely to eat a variety of healthy foods if they see you doing it first. Try to include food from each of the five food groups.

These are skills and lessons your children will use for life.

We thought this guide would be useful to encourage positive meal time interactions with one another.

Please speak to Kamla if you would like more information or advice on parenting issues.