30 Days of Family: April 2019

Dinner Makes a Difference!

When children have dinner with their families five to seven times a week, they are 33% less likely to use alcohol or drugs. Families that eat together have…

  • More nutritious diets
  • Teens who are less likely to be involved in risky behavior
  • Children with better language skills and academic scores
  • A lower obesity rate
  • Children who enjoy a variety of foods
  • Better relationships with each other and their community

Partners

Town of New Canaan Family Services

New Canaan Cares

Grace Community Church

New Canaan Library

New Canaan YMCA

Kids in Crisis

New Canaan Mounted Troop

New Canaan Nature Center

Grace Farms Foundation

New Canaan Coalition for Youth & Families

Behavioral Health Action Organization The Hub

New Canaan Recreation

New Canaan Parent Support Group

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Youth Community

Mountainside

Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Inc.

New Canaan Community Foundation

St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church

The Congregational Church of New Canaan

Ram Council

Additional Resources