Posts Tagged ‘Family Kitchen Connection’

Make Cooking Fun

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

3-1Okay, so the cold weather is here…I often hear from patients that they tend to gain and lose weight in cycles. They gain weight in winter but then see weight loss in the summer. With weight loss as the most common New Year’s resolution, it can be easy to dread cooking and dread eating because it means we have to make choices, or we regret our choices. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Whether weight loss is a goal or not, you could start learning how to cook and how to make cooking fun! I have put together a few things that may help reignite your love of cooking and food in a world filled with drudgery and negative food messages. Not sure how to get started with family meals?! Consider the following ideas to help you find a family meal structure that works well for you.



SNAPSHOTS of Mower Refreshed: From an Interns Lens

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

3-1Family Dinners

Do you think sitting down and having a family dinner together is important? I believe family dinners are important, that is why I was excited to have hosted the first Family Kitchen Connection event. According to Harvard Research, “family dinners are more important than play, story time, and other family events in the development of vocabulary of younger children.” Frequent family meals are also associated with a lower risk of smoking, drinking, and using drugs, as well as lower incidence of depression and suicidal thoughts with children 11 to 18 years old (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2004). Those are just a few benefits of sharing family meals together.