/PRNewswire/ -- Schedule time on the family calendar to create memorable meals and moments on Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ . The J.M. Smucker Company is continuing its partnership with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, to support the 10th Anniversary of Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ to be held on September 27th, 2010.
Family Day is a day when parents can look forward to eating good food and sharing great conversations with their children and make family mealtime part of their traditions. In her book, The Surprising Power of Family Meals, Miriam Weinstein shows how this basic human institution helps nourish and strengthen our families today. Her book cites research that states families who eat together and share in the preparation of family meals become a stronger family unit with smarter, healthier and happier children. Family dinner also promotes better grades and fosters good relationships with parents: behaviors that The J.M. Smucker Company is proud to be a part of.
"Our company strongly believes in the power of sharing family meals and the tremendous importance that eating as a family can play in our lives," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "Family meals help family members connect with each other, teach children valuable life lessons and establish an important ritual that allows them to grow together."
Successful family meals begin with an idea and a little planning. To help plan a family meal at home for Family Day 2010, parents can also visit www.poweroffamilymeals.com where they'll find:
* Family meal time ideas and tips
* Recipes and menu planning
* Conversation starters
* Information on the importance of family meals
* Resources for Family Day
Family Day is a national movement to bring to light the importance of family dinners and the power of family meals. For more information about Family Day and to pledge to be a part of the movement visit www.CASAFamilyDay.org. Join The J.M. Smucker Company and CASA for the 10th Anniversary of Family Day on Monday, September 27th, 2010.
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