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The Power of Family Mealtimes: Strategies to Promote Health and Wellbeing

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


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Many of us overlook the importance of family mealtimes. There are many reasons such as being overbooked, over-scheduled, work, and traffic- the reasons are endless. There seem to be fewer and fewer occasions when the family can sit down together and enjoy a meal. The benefits of family mealtimes are numerous. Research has shown that children consume more nutritious meals, get better grades, and engage in less high-risk behavior. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about the benefits of family mealtimes, how they affect health and well-being, and tips on how to create a positive family mealtime experience even during the busiest times!

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. 1.  Identify 2 strategies to make mealtimes healthier and higher quality
  2. 2.  Apply 2 strategies to their own mealtime routines
  3. 3.  Counsel adult family members to improve their mealtimes to improve well-being

This event is hosted by the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness & Family Development Concentration Areas.


Dr. Barbara Fiese is a Clinical Developmental Psychologist whose research focuses on family factors that promote health and well-being in children. She is Professor and Director of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Click on the button below to receive CE credit.

You will first be prompted to complete an evaluation for this webinar, upon completion a link will be provided to access the post-test and/or certificate.

Continuing Education Credit

The MFLN Nutrition and Wellness Team will be providing 1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians.

1.0 CEUs are available through the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses. UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma. However, participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules. 

To obtain CEUS for this webinar, take the evaluation and post-test here: https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cA34wdsxyndk9y5


PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

Additional Resources

Family Resiliency Center-Mealtime Minutes PSAs

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