Family Day is a Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children.
Make Something Delicious Together on Family Day, Monday, Sept. 23rd
Hectic work schedules, after-school activities and time spent with school friends often interfere with dinnertime. Yet research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia™) consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs.
Created by CASAColumbia™ in 2001, Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens.
Chris Valdes Prepares Three Delicious Dishes for Family Day. Download These Recipes. Watch Chef Chris Valdes of Mr Chefs Catering in Miami demo these recipes while making it a fun time with your family. Click Here to view the cooking demo. Parental involvement is the most potent weapon in preventing substance abuse among youth! Family Day promotes regular family activities to encourage parent-child communication, reminds us all of the value of parental engagement and encourages parents to make family dinners a regular feature of their lives.
Family Dinners are the Original Social Network. Tweet photos of your Family Day projects, activities, and family dinners to #FLFamilyDay for a chance to be in our mosaic of Family Day family dinners.
Want to bring this campaign to your school or community? Register as an Ambassador and get access to a FREE toolkit with curricula, pledges, and fun Family Day related activities for parents and students. Download the Family Day pledge to display parental support and participation at your school.