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Family Meals Month

  • Learn,
  • Eat,
  • Challenge

Hy-Vee Dietitians

Your family could win FREE groceries for a year when you complete the Hy-Vee KidsFit Club Family Meals Challenge. See rules here.

Complete and submit your Family Meals Challenge by 9.30.23 by 11:59 pm to be entered to win one of 10 families to get FREE groceries for the year.

free groceries

Did you know family connections can increase by as much as 50% just by eating meals together?? Building connections and spending quality time with your family is important.

Let us help you understand why your family should prioritize meal time:

  1. They allow time to connect, share values, and problem solve as a family.
  2. Eating together at the same time or on certain days provides structure.
  3. Traditions are created at the table.
  4. Strong correlation of improvement for self-esteem, connectedness, communication and problem solving is benefited at family meal time.
  5. Children develop better eating habits when they eat alongside adults.

Make the most of your time together! When eating a meal together, it is important to be present and engage with your family. Here are some ideas and questions to get the conversation started:

  • Go around and talk about your favorite moment of day, what made you proud, etc.
  • Create a jar of topics or questions to keep at the table and take turns choosing and discussing.
  • Take turns playing games like “Would you rather?”, “True or False?”, or “What did you see?”
  • Cook the meal together! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to navigate the grocery store or kitchen and how to follow a recipe

Not sure how to start involving your children at mealtime? Check out KidsFit in the Kitchen with the Hy-Vee Dietitians!

Now that you know why family meals matter, try challenging your family to eat more meals together this month with the Hy-Vee KidsFit Family Meals Tracker Challenge.

Here’s how you do it!:

  1. Print off our Family Meals Tracker
  2. Think of your favorite family meal and draw it on the plate
  3. Mark a tally each time you eat a meal with your family this month
  4. Submit your challenge HERE
  5. All submissions will get a KidsFit Lunch Tote with coupons for the family.
  6. 10 families will be randomly selected to win FREE groceries for a year!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 9/30/23 at 11:59 PM (CST). Only open to residents of IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD or WI who are at least 18 years of age. Potential winners will be notified via email or phone. See full Official Rules [OFFICIAL RULES HERE] for complete details, including how to enter, eligibility restrictions, alternate means of entry, prize description and limitations. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Hy-Vee, Inc.