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Making Family Mealtime a Tradition Online Course

This is a free online course that helps families understand the importance of family mealtime.

Through this course you will learn:

This course is free and takes about an hour to complete. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate.

Are you in a public assistance program? This course counts as one hour of job/life skills training. This course will encourage you to create a family mealtime for yourself and your children. Increasing the amount of quality time you spend together as a family can help you better maintain a stable home environment. A stable home is an important factor in keeping employment and building a solid job history. See other Online Courses for People who Receive Public Assistance.

How do I get started?

You can gain immediate access to this course by following these simple instructions.

Check that your computer has the following:

  • Access to the internet
  • Adobe Reader (available as a free download)
  • Adobe Flash Player, version 8.0 or newer (available as a free download)
  • Internal or external speakers (audio scripts are available within the course as an alternative)

The course is free and does not require registration. You can access and return to the course as often as needed.

Looking for a take and teach lesson? The following lesson plan can be used with job clubs and other in-person gatherings. It helps reinforce the ideas of the course and gives participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned.

The materials in this online course were created and/or adapted by Extension Educators Colleen Gengler, Brianna Routh, and Mary Schroeder, Extension Educators, with assistance from Research Assistants Dung Mao, Weiyang Xie, and Kristina Blasen; Mary Vitcenda, Senior Editor; and Heather Lee, Project Manager.

Related Resources

The Importance of Family Mealtimes — Learn the benefits of serving family meals and find resources for getting started.

Eating Together — Cook together. Eat together. Talk together. Make mealtime a family time.

Online Courses for People who Receive Public Assistance — Educational offerings that help build important job/life skills.

Disaster Recovery — Resources for families who are experiencing, avoiding or recovering from tough times. Materials on farm families, stress, disaster recovery, and more.

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