Family Challenge

Week 4: Make Mealtime a Family Time

Most parents look for ways to give their children an edge, but many miss an easy and often inexpensive recipe for success: eating together.

The Chef's Challenge: A Week's Worth of Recipes

We asked nutritionist Robyn Webb with the wish list many conscientious cooks tick off automatically: Weekday meals with less meat, more whole grains and lots of flavor; dishes that are healthful, easy and family-friendly. A different pasta, please, and chicken that has nothing to do with nuggets. Her results:

Weekly Goals


Week Four
» Activity goal: Play together as a family for 15 minutes at least twice this week.
» Eating goal: Shop for food as a family, then cook and eat a meal together.
» Why do it: Studies show that kids from families who eat together at least three to five times per week do better in school, are less likely to be overweight or to engage in risky behaviors.

» GOALS: Week By Week

Tools and Resources


Your Recreation Choices
» Washington Region Parks Click around this interactive map to find places to run, hike, canoe, ride horses, play golf, go swimming or simply go for a walk.

On the Right Course
» Swing The First Tee Program teaches inner-city kids about golf and values away from the game.

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