Celebrate Family Day September 24th
There’s nothing more relaxing at the end of the day than sitting down
with your family for dinner. It’s not just about the food. The communication,
the togetherness and the bonding are all important parts of the dinner
table experience. But in between the work, school, errands and children’s
activities that fill our lives nowadays, it’s no wonder that fewer and fewer
families are finding time to sit down at the table together for dinner.
The Family Day Committee will work together to promote Family Day – A
Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children™ within the state of Kansas to
create awareness that the more often youth eat dinner with their
families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or do drugs (based
on research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
(CASA) at Columbia University).
*To educate Kansans about the importance of parental or guardian
involvement in the lives of youth as a manner of lowering the risk of
*To promote a message of prevention for youth by encouraging
communication between parents, grandparents, or guardians and youth;
*To provide science-based prevention information to the public with
regard to Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™
*To encourage businesses, faith communities, schools, community
groups, and others to support Family Day activities and be involved in
promoting it in Kansas.
Begin celebrating Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™
by making family dinners a regular part of your daily routine!
Join us in Mrs. Holden’s classroom next Monday, September 24th to
enjoy a FREE dinner with your family! Statistics show that families
who eat dinner together on a regular basis have stronger communication
skills, lower rates of crime, and abuse. Mrs. Holden’s food classes
will be preparing pork tenderloin for dinner, and we just ask that you
bring your parents and a side dish for a potluck style meal. Dinner
will begin at 6:00 next Monday in the FACS classroom.
Please RSVP to Mrs. Holden by this Thursday!
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