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Father supervises Taco Tuesday.

Due to Covid-19, more families have been engaged in sharing family meals. Dinnertime is a time of respite from the business of everyday life. Family meals give an opportunity to share the day’s activities. This family socialization is an important part of children’s social and emotional development. Research over the last decade has suggested that family meals play an important role in promoting healthful dietary intake in youth and reducing obesity during childhood and adolescence. The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences is committed to families sharing healthy meals.