Family Mealtime handout FN 303

Family Mealtime handout FN 303 - Family Mealtime: Food is...

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Family Mealtime: Food is More than just Something to Eat Barbara Mayfield, MS, RD, CD Dept of Nutrition Science Purdue University bmayfield@purdue.edu Purdue University Center for Families Promoting Family Meal Web Site: www.cfs.purdue.edu/CFF/promotingfamilymeals What is a meal? “A meal is . . . a facilitator of food intake, and, . . . a planned social interaction centered on food.” Meiselman, HL. Dimensions of the Meal, 2000. “Companion” means ___________________________. What is a family? Social definition: “Any configuration of people who regularly eat together, or from the same household resources, and who mutually influence decisions about food.” Gillespie and Gillespie, 2000 Discussion: Reflect on your own experiences with family mealtime . . . Share your best memories of family meals growing up. Describe “family meals” for you today. What percentage of American families eat together at least once a day? ______ Why not more?
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