Make meal time a priority

How do you make meal time with your family a priority? Turn off the TV and pack away the cell phones and other electronic devices. Dinner is an especially important meal as this is the time of day when there is often an opportunity to slow down and eat with others in our household. Try to avoid stressful conversations. Make the meal time even more enjoyable by using nice plates or even cloth napkins. Why save these for only special occasions? When we are multi-tasking while we are eating are brains are less able to perceive satiety and we often end up eating more than we actually need. So take time to savor your meal and enjoy the company of those you share it with. Bon appetit!