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Eating Together

Mealtime is an important time to encourage communication. When we pay attention to children and encourage communication, we help children create a positive view of themselves and the world they live in.

A nutritious meal is of little value to a child if it is not eaten and enjoyed. It is one of our goals to serve meals in a relaxed, social atmosphere. We think of mealtime as a communication time, a time when we can converse with, nurture, and obtain feedback from children.

Children need adults to eat with them. When adults eat with children they can:

serve as role models by their food choices

protect children from safety hazards

encourage conversation


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