Letter from the Director!

January is National Sunday Supper Month

I would like to encourage each and everyone of you to set aside one hour every Sunday evening for the entire month of January to participate in this wonderful idea. Dedicating the same hour on the same day will help in making this a reoccurring habit for your family. Researchers emphasize that there isn’t a magic number for family meals. But they do note that the benefits increase with every meal, so the more times you can gather as a family, the better.

We all know that families should eat together, but sometimes it is tough to find the time. Work, school, sports practices, and other obligations all seem to get in the way. But studies show that families who dine at home together are happier and healthier. It is important to take advantage of whatever opportunity you have to nourish the mind, soul, and stomach of everyone at the table. Often, this is the only time when all family members are all together in one place.


Having family meals together teaches children better eating habits, improves their communication skills, promotes higher self-esteem, and strengthens the family bond.


Perhaps this could be a New Year's resolution for your family!

Sincerely,


Jennifer Perdue

Site Director

Ivy Academy West and Downtown




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