Food Resolutions for the Whole Family

January 2nd, 2013

It’s 2013 and I can’t think of a better platform for making a New Year’s resolution than the family dinner table. This year, instead of setting goals just for you, set some that the whole family can enjoy. Setting New Year’s resolutions for the family holds everyone accountable, making you more likely to stick to them. Here are some resolution ideas to help get your family focused on health and nutrition, together.

PLAN Together

Spend more time enjoying delicious, good-for-you meals and less time stressing, shopping and cooking. Allow every family member to participate and plan a healthy, family-focused menu today. For more tips and tricks and an awesome menu-planning tool visit EatRight Ontario.

COOK Together

Are you a busy person who just never got around to learning the basics of cooking? Do you have children who would like to learn how to cook in a fun interactive way? If yes, was created for you and your family. You’ll learn how to make quick and tasty meals, plus learn the basic cooking skills you’ll need. Get ready to start cooking! And, for even more awesome recipes visit

EAT Together

Research has shown that up to one-third of families seldom eat together. However, research has also shown a clear link between eating together and significant health and social benefits for children, adolescents and older people, including improvements in family nutrition, social adjustment, and even childhood academic performance. For more details on this research, please visit the Better Together website at

CARE Together

If one of your family food goals is to care more about where your food comes from then you’ll want to check out to learn more about Farmers’ Markets in Alberta and where to find the best local produce, beans, peas, lentils, meat and poultry.

If you’re interested in our full discussion check out my spot on today’s CTV Edmonton Morning Live.