Sitting down to eat together as a family is something that rarely happens these days. With busy schedules and long work hours, families are less likely to dine together and more likely to grab dinner on the go.  Statistics Canada has reported that Canadians are now 10% more likely to eat meals alone than they were in previous decades.

I think it’s time to change that, starting in my own home. There was a time that all of our family meals were eaten together at the table, but over the years that has changed. We eat at different times and sometimes we don’t even eat the same meals. I can see the difference and we are now rebuilding that family tradition and making it a priority to share at least one meal together every day. I challenge you to do the same, and here’s why…

Sitting down to eat together provides structure to your day. It gives your family an opportunity to work together on meal preparation and table manners. Families who share a meal will also share conversation which creates a stronger family.

These family meals can also be a great opportunity to teach your children positive dietary habits. Choosing and preparing balanced meals together will give them skills they will use throughout their lives. Providing healthy desserts will teach them how to deal with sweet cravings too.

Something like Danette is the perfect example – it’s made with 75% milk, has only 15 grams of sugar and comes in individual-sized containers that take the guesswork out of portion sizes. Danette has a silky texture in six delicious flavours, including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss our #DanetteforDessert Twitter Party!

DanetteforDessert Graphic YM 03_V3Join us on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00pm EST as we chat about family dinner (and dessert!), and introduce you to a healthy, delicious way to treat your entire family.

We’ve got a TON of Free Product Coupon bundles to give away, and to the GRAND PRIZE winner… Dessert for a Year! And when it’s Danette for Dessert – with a silky texture in six delicious flavours, including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee – you know it’s a scrumptious way to spend time with the family. 

RSVP below for a chance to win. See you there!

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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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