When Families Cook and Eat Together, Children Thrive
This continuing education course reviews research that measures the impact of family meals and the involvement of children in meal preparation on child health and well-being, the barriers and challenges families face, and the ways nutrition professionals can help families overcome barriers and maximize time spent cooking and eating together.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe three potential benefits to having frequent family meals.
- Analyze the challenges families face in having frequent family meals.
- List the potential benefits of involving children in meal preparation with respect to dietary quality, weight, and picky eating behaviors.
Stephanie Van’t Zelfden, RDN, CDN, CLT, is an outpatient dietitian at a private health center in Brooklyn, New York, and the founder of the food blog and website Nutrition Hungry.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR