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Healthy Bodies

The family environment has a strong influence on the health and well-being of people of all ages. The eating habits and activity patterns learned within families remain with us throughout our lives.

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  • 10/3 The Importance of Family Mealtime
    By Mary Schroeder, Extension Educator -- Health and Nutrition

    Family meals give parents and children an important opportunity to create close bonds and lifelong memories. Family meals also allow parents to be good role models for their children regarding eating habits. As a parent, when you make healthy food choices and regularly try new foods, your children are more likely to eat healthy foods and explore new foods, too.

    Try these easy ways to make family meals a pleasant part of your family routine.
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