More Information and References for Family Meals
References and Community ResourcesMyPlate, MyWins for Families has tips for involving children and teens in family meals. See [https://www.choosemyplate.gov/families#kids]. Dwyer, L., Oh, A., Patrick, H., & Hennessy, E. (2015). Promoting family meals: a review of existing interventions and opportunities for future research. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 6, 115-131. [http://doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S37316] Hauser SI, Economos CD, Nelson ME, Goldberg JP, Hyatt RR, Naumova EN, et al. Household and family factors related to weight status in first through third graders: a cross-sectional study in Eastern Massachusetts. BMC Pediatr. 2014;14(1):1. Larson NI, Neumark-Sztainer D, Hannan PJ, Story M. Family meals during adolescence are associated with higher diet quality and healthful meal patterns during young adulthood. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(9):1502-10. Rockett HRH. Family Dinner: More than Just a Meal. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Sep;107(9):1498-501. Welsh EM, French SA, Wall M. Examining the relationship between family meal frequency and individual dietary intake: does family cohesion play a role? J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011;43(4):229-35.
More Resources and LinksEvidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:
Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:
- CDC Prevention Status Reports for all 50 states
- County Health Rankings
- Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
- CDC WONDER DATA2010, the Healthy People 2010 Database.
Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.