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June 17: Pivoting the Picky Eater

Feeding a family isn’t always easy and picky eating can oftentimes feel as if it is getting in the way of your efforts to promote a positive experience at the dinner table. Learn how to set the table for success and support your children so that they grow into positive eaters and develop a healthy relationship with food. Sarah Curran, MHS, RD, FCHS program associate, Warren County


June 24: Benefits of Family Meals

From building vocabulary, to developing social skills, to adopting healthy eating habits, eating together as a family can foster many benefits for family members of all ages. Whether at the dining room table or on picnic blanket at the park, meals can serve as positive family time that becomes a building block for life-long healthy behaviors. Learn about the abundance of research that links family meals to positive behaviors across the life span. Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, FCHS educator, State Office


July 15: Mindful Family Meals

Does your family mealtime dissolve into a battle over food? Do you eat in response to stress or schedules rather than hunger and satisfaction? Do you want your family to have a healthier relationship with food? Mindfulness is a tool that can help! Learn some strategies to enjoy more mindful family meals. Sandra Grenci, MS, RDN, LDN, DCES, FCHS educator, Hunterdon County