About the Challenge
The Family Mealtime Challenge focuses on three main challenge areas:
Eat. Talk. Connect.
Research has found that eating family meals together regularly (at least a few times a week) is associated with enhanced health and well-being for children and adolescents. Eat. Talk. Connect. is all about challenging families to enjoy more family meals together, and to use them as an opportunity to have meaningful, distraction-free conversations as a family. Not sure what to talk about? We can help you!
Add Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
Different colors provide different nutrients. Eat a variety to ensure you are getting the most benefit! Add Colorful Fruits and Vegetables challenges families to incorporate a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal.
Eat (and Drink) Less Sugar
When you eat sugar, your body uses it for energy. Eating a little bit of sugar is OK, but too much sugar isn’t good for your body or your teeth. Sugar is in many foods like candy and ice cream but it can also be hidden in other foods and beverages (cereal, yogurt, granola bars, juice, soda and more).