Utah Family Meals

Inspiring Great Family Meals

Welcome to Utah Family Meals, a place where you can get family meal ideas and share your experiences to help others.
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Ask a Health Professional Part 3

Q. How do I deal with picky kids who won’t eat the meals I’ve prepared? A. Having a child who is a picky eater can be challenging and make meal times feel like a battlefield. Some strategies for helping you… Continue Reading →

5 Healthy Fall/Winter Dinner Hacks

With the first day of fall just days behind us and leaves changing, fall is upon us! And with it will come holidays and cold weather. Unfortunately, this is also the time where healthy eating habits can go out the… Continue Reading →

Utah’s Lt. Governor Supports Family Meals!

Check out this video featuring Utah’s own Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and his beautiful family!

Ask A Health Professional: Part 2

We have more of your family meal related questions answered here! Q. My family has a history of diabetes, how do I help to protect my kids? A. The best way to help your family reduce the risk of diabetes… Continue Reading →

Fun Fact of the Week: Some Benefits of Family Meals

A review of research studies conducted on the benefits of family meals shows that there are many positive psychosocial consequences in youth and children. In adolescents psychosocial dysfunction is one of the most widely identified conditions. Family meals allow time… Continue Reading →

Ask a Health Professional: Answers here!

We have several questions that our health professionals have answered this month. Check out a couple below, and stay tuned for more throughout the rest of September! Q. How can I help my family be less dependent on sugar? A. Cutting back on… Continue Reading →

What’s in Season in Utah?

Do you know what produce is in season in the state of Utah? Check out this handy chart from Utahns Against Hunger! http://www.uah.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Seasonal-Eating-Chart-PDF.pdf What are some benefits of buying in-season or local produce? -Often cheaper -Usually tastes better -More nutrients:… Continue Reading →

Family Meals and Suicide

Teen and child suicide is a serious topic in the United States and a major cause of death among our youth. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reports that: -For children ages 10 to 24, suicide is the third highest… Continue Reading →

Recipe of the Week: Pineapple Stir Fried Rice

The great thing about this recipe is that it utilizes leftovers, AND relies on convenient canned and frozen ingredients! It can also be customized: if you prefer to add more vegetables, it doesn’t change the taste of the recipe, or… Continue Reading →

Tortilla Pizzas

Thanks to Karen Lawrence for submitting this recipe! Tortilla Pizzas -Whole Wheat Tortillas  (I like Maya’s brand, they’re a medium size and only have 90 calories per tortilla) -Pizza or spaghetti sauce (I like Prego 100% natural pizza sauce) – 1… Continue Reading →

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