Set aside time in the next week to plan at least one family dinner. Be sure to cover all food groups! Plan, shop, prepare, and clean up as a team. This can include grocery shopping, planning, setting the table, and doing dishes together! Explore reasons for including children in meal preparation: it can build their self-esteem as they accomplish a task and contribute to the family; they are more likely to eat what they make; they are getting real lessons in science, math, and reading; it is a life skill; they get practice in planning, making choices, and being part of a team.
Access and discuss resources from the USDA: