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9/27/2010
Harris Teeter and CASA Remind Parents that Dinner Makes a Difference
Frequent Family Dinners Promote Healthy Behavior


Harris Teeter and CASA Remind Parents that Dinner Makes a Difference
Frequent Family Dinners Promote Healthy Behavior

Charlotte, NC -   Harris Teeter is partnering with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) to promote Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenFamily Day, celebrated annually on the fourth Monday in September, is a national movement that promotes frequent family dinners as a way to make a difference in the lives of children.

Family Day is designed to remind parents that eating dinner as a family is an effective way to prevent substance abuse among children.  Through the initiative, CASA encourages families to make dinners a part of their lives at least five times per week. The program was launched in 2001 after a series of CASA research reports showed that the more often children ate dinner with their families, the less likely they were to smoke, drink or use drugs.

For more information about Family Day, log onto www.CASAFamilyDay.org.  

For recipes to make on Family Day or to view a list of Harris Teeter’s chef prepared meals that can be purchased in-store, already hot and ready to serve, visit harristeeter.com.