4 Tips: Making Family Meals Fun (video)

Do you have a hard time getting your kids to come to the dinner table? Parent Earth expert and mother of two,
Laurie David, shares her secrets to making dinnertime more appealing for children.

Name your Nights- Get kids excited about mealtime by creating simple themes such as Taco Tuesday or Meatless Monday. Your kids can have something to look forward to and this will turn a regular night into a special occasion.
Get kids into the kitchen-Try giving your kids simple tasks during meal preparation, they will feel like they participated and get a sense of pride and ownership over their creation. Check out Nicole and her daughters make tasty granola, the girls have so much fun and are more likely to try something new: How to Make Healthy Granola with Children
Create rituals- No stress! Just try to turn any family activity into a regular event. A Sunday Night family potluck dinner or even just tea before bed can become a great time for bonding and sharing with your children.
Participation Meals-Kids love having the option to personalize their food, make sure you provide healthy options and let them build their very own creation.

What are your tips for making family meals fun?

More mealtime tips from Laurie on Care2:
5 Family Food Rules (video), Laurie David

3 Tips: Stress Free Family Meals (video), Laurie David

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Ro H.
Ro H.2 years ago


Ana R2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Patricia Geraldes

Thanks, good article :)

Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Very nice.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

It's such an important part of social development, dinner time should be the moment of the day that you have time for each other...

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

I've always hated family meals. They are a torture!

Alicia N.
Alicia N.4 years ago

noted with thanks.

Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi4 years ago

nice article thanks for sharing

Lisa B.
Elizabeth B.4 years ago

good ideas

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez4 years ago

extremely important thanks!