Family Dinner

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children is a national campaign to promote frequent family dinners to prevent risky behavior in kids. On September 28, 2020, join millions of families across the U.S. to Stand Up for Sitting Down to Dinner.

Coming together at dinnertime each day not only keeps a family involved with each other, but also creates a network of communication and support. Parental engagement is the single most potent weapon in preventing substance use among youth.

“Many people think they don’t have time to eat dinner with their children – well just imagine how much time you will spend sorting out your child’s problem behaviors? And guess what, some behaviors become chronic and don’t get sorted out so you will be living with them for a life time,” said Sapp.

The Family Day campaign recognizes the value of spending any quality time with your children. Informed Families felt that one day was not enough so the organization is once again promoting “Family Days” all throughout September. Parents are invited to visit www.flfamilyday.com for fun family dinner activities, recipes and more.

Informed Families is also sponsoring a Family Day Photo Contest. Families are encouraged to take a photo of their family eating dinner together and then post it on the Informed Families Facebook page, send it in a Facebook message to Informed Families, or share it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #FLFamilyDay. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive a $100 Publix gift card. The contest ends September 30, 2020.

The mission of Informed Families, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, is helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

Informed Families focuses on educating, involving and empowering parents to work together to set boundaries and monitor their children's

behavior to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse and other harmful behaviors.

Affiliated with the National Family Partnership, Informed Families is best known for being the Florida Sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Informed Families also boasts multiple school and community based prevention programs targeting youth, parents and communities.

For more information on Informed Families and how to get Informed Families programs into your school, please visit

informedfamilies.org, or call (305) 856-4886.

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