September is the month when our families get back into the swing of things and reset their routine after summer vacation. There's a lot going on when back to school hits, which means lots to talk about as a family. But, with busy schedules, the question becomes 'when'??
September is also National Family Meals Month - a time to celebrate the many benefits of family meals and allow us here at Festival Foods to help your family achieve one more family meal each week. Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, fight obesity, substance abuse and make families stronger. We know that many of our families want to enjoy more meals at home together, but the question we hear is 'how do we actually make this happen'? We all fight busy schedules, tight budgets, picky eaters, special diets and overall confusion about what's good and what's not as good in the grocery store. Lucky, our dietitians are experts in this area and we're here to help you! At Festival Foods, we are so excited to share our commitment to helping your family achieve one more meal each week starting this September. All month long, we will be sharing meal solutions for those nights when you have no time, a few minutes or 20 minutes. Check out these three BIG ways we're celebrating Family Meals Month this September. Dine at Home Deli - Let us do the work for you! If you haven't tried our Daily Deli Deals, here's your chance! On select Saturdays during the month of September, we will be sampling a few of our Daily Deli Deals items at all of our stores from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. At these samplings, you'll also be able to pick up a FREE Festival Foods oven mitt so your family can raise your oven mitt to commit to one more family meal at home per week. Here is the schedule for these samplings:
- Saturday, Sept. 10: Prime Rib
- Saturday, Sept. 17: Ribs
- Saturday, Sept. 24: Lasagna
Chat with our team of dietitians live on Facebook. Join our nutrition experts at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21 right on our Facebook page to learn tips for making meal time easier, faster, more affordable and more fun! Our dietitians will be sharing a few of their favorite 20 Minute Meal recipes and products that help cut cooking time, leaving more time for conversation around the dinner table. You'll have the opportunity to ask them your questions and win some great prizes, including 2 $25 Festival Foods Gift Cards and 2 $100 Festival Foods Gift Cards. Mark your calendars or RSVP here - you won't want to miss this one! Stop by our #FestivalFamilyMeals Twitter chat for an evening of food talk. The fun starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Our dietitians, Lauren, Brittany and Emily, will be sharing their favorite recipes, meal ideas, options and tips for making family meals happen at home. Come prepared to introduce yourself by sharing a selfie of your family raising your oven mitt to commit to more family meals at home. By participating in the chat, you'll have the chance to win Festival Foods Gift Cards and an exclusive cooking class for one lucky winner at our Green Bay Support Office - where we film our weekly WFRV Local 5 Live cooking segments.