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Date

Day

Message

Sept. 1

Fun Fact Friday

Family Mealtime Declaration and Pledge

Sept. 2

Saturday story/video

Utah Lt Governor Cox Supports Family Meals Video

Sept. 3

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Pledge and Food $ense Video

Sept. 4

Monday Menu, Caption This Meme

Dinner Menu PDF
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Quick Kitchen Tip

Soak Dishes for Easy Clean Up

Sept. 5

Quick Tip Tuesday

Food Safety: Hand-washing Video Clip

Simple Swap

Swap Chicken Nuggets for Homemade Chicken Tenders
Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Sept. 6

What’s for dinner Wednesday?

Taco Salad, Strawberry Sorbet, Whole Wheat Bread

Photo Contest: Fox’s The Place

Photos of Family Mealtime Fun

Sept. 7

Thursday Thrills & GIF Question

 

Conversation Starters
Conversation Image

What are family mealtime conversations like at your house? 
Answer with a GIF.

Did you know?

Meal Planning can save Time & Money Image
Menu Planning Printable

Sept. 8

Fun Fact Friday

On average, a family spends $2,668 on meals away from home annually. This is over $200 per month. Eating away from home cost $12.75 per person on average, whereas, eating meals made at home cost an average of $2.00 per person.
Save Money Image

Sept. 9

Football

Football Coach (Coach Whittingham)

 

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Intern Meme

Sept. 10

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Pledge Reminder

Sept. 11

Monday Menu, Capture This Meme

Breakfast Menu PDF
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Quick Kitchen Tip

Let your kids choose some of their favorite fruit and vegetables when shopping.  Use produce section arrangement as a guide for storing fruits and vegetables. (Bananas on their own, leafy greens are refrigerated, etc.)
Family Shopping Image

Sept. 12

Quick Tip Tuesday

Create an ingredient list for your family’s four favorite recipes, laminate it, and then keep it in your purse or wallet. This will help you save time and money at the grocery store.
Family Shopping Image 2

Simple Swap

Swap Fruit Snacks with Fruit (e.g. Frozen Grapes)

Sept. 13

What’s for dinner Wednesday?

Applesauce Bread, Veggie Frittata, Oatmeal

Sept. 14

Thursday Thrills & GIF question

 

 

Mealtime Fun & Games Printable
Mealtime Fun & Games Image

We are halfway through the month, how is family mealtime going at your house? Answer with a GIF.

 

Did You Know?

Getting the Kids Involved Printable
Getting the Kids Involved with Family Mealtime Image

Sept. 15

Fun Fact Friday

Research has found that eating together as a family increases self-esteem and grade point average.
Happy Kids Image

Sept. 16

Video

Coach Wells (USU)

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Intern Meme

Sept. 17

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Pledge Reminder

Sept. 18

 

 

Monday Menu, Capture This Meme

Dinner Menu PDF
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Quick Kitchen Tip

Hoping to Spice Up Family Mealtime?  Store spices away from stove in a cool, dark place. It will help prolong flavor.
Spice It Up Image

Sept. 19

Quick Tip Tuesday

 

 

Never pressure kids to eat everything on their plate. This type of pressure causes tension and a negative association with family mealtime.
No Pressure Image

Simple Swap

Swap large dinner plates with salad or children plates.  (Can help with portion control).
Swap Plate Image

Sept. 20

What’s for dinner Wednesday?

Skillet Lasagna, Massaged KaleRoasted Eggplant

Sept. 21

Thursday Thrills & GIF question

 

Family Meal Theme Night Printable
Family Meal Theme Night Image

How do you react when you hear “It’s taco Tuesday!”?  Answer with a GIF.

 

Did you know?

Kids can learn proper etiquette as you model it during family mealtime
Proper Etiquette Printable
Proper Etiquette Image

Sept. 22

Fun Fact Friday

Lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and depression occur in families who eat together.

Happy Healthy Teens Image

Sept. 23

Video

Coach McClure (DSU)

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Intern Meme

Sept. 24

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Pledge Reminder Prompt

Sept. 25

Monday Menu, Caption This Meme

Lunch Menu PDF 
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Kitchen Quick Tip

Only have a few minutes to put together family dinner?  Use healthy convenience products like canned beans. Look for “low sodium” on the can.
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Sept. 26

Quick Tip Tuesday

Use family mealtime as a chance to unplug.  It will help your family develop social skills and connect (no wifi or cell service required).
Family Meal Image

Simple Swap

Try swapping frozen french fries with homemade baked fries.
Simple Swap Fries

Sept. 27

What’s for dinner Wednesday?

Buffalo Sliders, Greek Pasta Salad, Tuna Boat

Sept. 28

Thursday Thrills & GIF question

 

Picnics and Parks Printable
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What is your favorite way to be active with your family? Answer with a GIF.

Did you know?

You don’t need to worry about peeling produce like carrots and potatoes.  Save time and get some extra nutrients by just washing them well. 
Carrots Image

Sept. 29

Fun Fact Friday

Studies show more than 5% increase in obesity in children who do not eat three or more meals together with family in a week.
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Sept. 30

Video

Coach or other Video

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Intern Meme