Family Day encourages families to eat dinner together Sept. 23

Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM.


Informed Families, Florida’s national Red Ribbon Campaign sponsor since 1982, has a new public service campaign for this year’s “Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children,” celebrated on Sept. 23. offers tips, video and a game on how to overcome technology and other distractions so families can share a meal together; the challenge offers the chance to win a $250 Publix gift card or one of six $100 gift cards for residents registered by Sept. 24.

Students’ grades, behavior and the chances of avoiding substance use or abuse improve with the frequency that children eat dinner with their families, according to 10 years of studies by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.


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