Did you know that studies suggest that eating meals as a family help children perform better at school? Can you believe that Something as simple as making time to sit together at the table to share a meal can make our children excel in subjects at School!
Center Parcs are in support of eating meals as a family and are asking people to share a photo of their family mealtimes to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic family bundle worth £300.
Even the Prime Minister wants to use meal times as a measure of national happiness.
I have fond memories when I think back on mealtimes at home when I was younger. I was a child growing up the 1980’s and our family mealtimes were often spent catching up on what my sisters and I had been doing at school that day. One of my mothers favourite family meals to cook was Beef stew with yorkshire puddings and plenty of leafy green vegetables. For dessert, we had sponge and custard, rice pudding or semolina.
We used to sit down to a family meal every night back then, nowadays, unfortunately family mealtimes seem to be a thing of the past in some households, with people working unsociable hours, after school activities and even computers and consoles getting in the way of sitting down together for one meal a day.
I know in my house. My husband works shifts and eldest son goes to the gym daily so it is difficult to catch us all in the house at the same time. When we are all in together, I like to gather everyone up leaving their mobile phones and tablets in another room and actually have a conversation together face to face. I think this is something in this modern technological age we forget to do!
Let’s make an effort to sit together this week and share a meal with our Family. You could even win yourself a family bundle worth £300 containing cinema tickets, restaurant vouchers and a bundle of goodies from Center Parcs.
How to enter:
All you need to do is post a photo of your family enjoying a meal time together. It could be a midweek tea, a sunday roast or a picnic you may have shared over the summer. Remember this is your third and final chance to enter to win this fantastic prize and you only have until Monday at Midnight to enter!
1. Hold smart phone in selfie position
2. Turn camera on
3. Turn phone 180˚ away from you
4. Take photo of the scene around you
Entries need to be made before midnight on Monday 26th October at 11:59 (BST)
The winner will be selected from all participants who entered used the correct hashtag. One weekly winner will be selected from all the entries on Facebook & Twitter.