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Celebrate Eat Better, Eat Together Month this October!

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month. Whether as a family, with your partner, or with a group of friends, studies show that eating socially can help boost well-being. When we gather around a table to eat, we share stories, form strong bonds, and learn from one another, which increases our feeling of social connectedness.

Moreover, talking and listening slows down the eating process, which helps with digestion. For children, eating as a family gives parents and older siblings an opportunity to model proper eating behavior. With ever-increasing schedules and time commitments, eating a meal together may seem like a daunting task for your family and friends, so we've gathered a few tips to make it easier:

  1. Make a date. Set a realistic goal for your schedule, which could be just one meal a week. The important part is to make a plan and stick to it.
  2. Plan hassle-free meals in advance. Select quick and easy meals in order to maximize your time at the table. Check out LiveWellSTL for recipes and healthy cooking classes to spark some ideas.
  3. Share the responsibility. Assign tasks like grocery shopping, prepping ingredients, setting the table, etc. to get everyone involved in preparing the meal.

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