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Sharing the Table is an important part of nurturing healthy, strong families. That's why we're dedicated to making mealtime a meaningful experience for families everywhere. Check out the tips below to help facilitate more family dinners in your home, then share them to inspire other families, too.

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Shake up your routine dinner schedule with a fun themed night, like fiesta night or Southern barbecue night!
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Shake up your routine dinner schedule with a fun themed night! Learn more at: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
A sit down meal means kids are happier and healthier, too! <span class="italic">Via: Benefits of the Family Dinner for Parents and Children White Paper Study</span>
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A sit down meal means kids are happier and healthier, too! Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Use the freshest, seasonal ingredients for the best flavor! #EatTheSeason
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Use the freshest, seasonal ingredients for the best flavor! Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Get ahead of the game. Prepare sauces, stocks, and marinades ahead of time to save extra minutes on busier night.
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Prepare for recipes ahead of time to save minutes on busier nights. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Modern Families lead hectic lives. Let pasta help bring your family together even on the busier days.
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Let pasta bring your family together even on the most chaotic days. Learn more: ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Don’t worry, be happy! Don’t feel guilty if dinner sometimes consists of leftovers, as long as you’re eating together.
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Dinner can be leftovers! What matters most is just eating together. Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Extend your table and take the whole family to volunteer at a local soup kitchen. Check out the Feeding America website to find a local food bank near you!
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Extend your table & volunteer at a local soup kitchen as a family. Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
72% of kids feel closer to their parents when they have dinner together. <span class="italic">Via: Benefits of the Family Dinner for Parents and Children White Paper Study</span>
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Each night is an opportunity to eat together as a family. Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Game night can happen at the dinner table!
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Game night can happen at the dinner table! Find more tips at: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Enjoying moments and sharing time together as a family before dinnertime will give you more to talk about when you get to the table!
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Enjoying moments together before dinner means more to talk about at the table! www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Share dinnertime stories from when you were a kid to remind your family that the tradition continues!
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Memories are made at the table! Learn more about sharing dinnertime stories at: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Ask open-ended questions at the table to keep the conversation going.
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Ask open-ended questions to keep the conversation going. Find more table tips: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Make a contribution to Common Threads, which teaches kids living in underserved communities how to cook wholesome, healthy meals in after-school programs.
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Donate to Common Threads, which teaches kids to cook healthy meals. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
62% of kids picked family dinners over extracurricular activities as the best way to help them feel safe and secure. <span class="italic">Via: Benefits of the Family Dinner for Parents and Children White Paper Study</span>
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Family dinner is important to everyone– especially your kids! Learn more at: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Recipes don't have to take long to taste delicious! Keep staples in your pantry to have on hand when a quick dinner is necessary.
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Keep staples in your pantry to have on hand for a quick dinner. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
"Even when I'm away from my own family and I miss them like crazy, I know that I have my ski family with me while I'm traveling." - Mikaela Shiffrin
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Family time matters at your home away from home, too! www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable #MikaelaShiffrin
Get it down in writing. Start a family calendar to better fit mealtime into everyone's busy schedules.
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Eating together more often can begin TONIGHT. Make a pact to #ShareTheTable & find more tips: www.SharetheTable.com
Celebrate the good times! Turn any small moment into a celebration over dinner.
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Turn any small moment into a celebration at family dinner. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Let everyone help plan dinnertime menus each week. Having a say in what is being served increases family morale and satisfaction.
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Let everyone help plan dinnertime menus each week. Find more table tips at: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
70% of kids appreciate their parents more when they take time to share a meal together. <span class="italic">Via: Benefits of the Family Dinner for Parents and Children White Paper Study</span>
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Slowing down to eat together as a family matters. Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Make dinner even more fun– have the kids design their own placemat!
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Make dinner more fun– have the kids design their own placemat! Print one here: http://bit.ly/1pGjTWY #ShareTheTable
Motivate your kids to try new, unfamiliar foods by having them help you prepare them first!
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Inspire your kids to try unfamiliar foods by having them help cook! Learn more: www.ShareTheTable.com #ShareTheTable
There's a role for everyone in helping make family dinner night possible!
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Eating together more often can begin TONIGHT. Make a pact to #ShareTheTable & find more tips: www.SharetheTable.com
Guys, let me be the chef tonight!
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A little love goes a long way, especially when it's mixed into a family dinner. www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Use positive words when speaking about family dinnertime and encourage when kids want to help.
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Use positive words when speaking about family dinnertime. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
76% of families say dinner is the most important way to connect. <span class="italic">Via: Benefits of the Family Dinner for Parents and Children White Paper Study</span>
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Moments shared at the dinner table are ones to be cherished. Learn more at: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Leave any work problems you might have at the door! Use dinnertime to relax after a long day.
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Leave any work problems you might have at the door! Find more table tips at: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Volunteer with your local Girl Scouts and teach them about the importance of connecting with their families at dinnertime.
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Take the time to volunteer & make a difference in a child's life. Learn more: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
"Think about your day... and how you're going to make the next day better." - Mikaela Shiffrin
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Encourage the family to reflect at tonight's meal. Find more table tips at: www.SharetheTable.com #ShareTheTable
Use dinnertime as a reason to disconnect from technology, and connect with your family instead.
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Connect with your family over dinner tonight. Find tips on how to #ShareTheTable at: www.ShareTheTable.com
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