FCCLA @the Table


The Family Dinner

The leisurely family meal, a staple for countless generations of Americans, has been taken off the table by the cold realities of 21st Century lifestyles. Parents juggle long work days, daily commutes, their children’s after-school activities, and endless demands of running a household. There just isn’t time.

But, families that eat meals together reap long-term benefits that feed the body, mind, and spirit.

And that’s why Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is launching a national campaign – FCCLA@TheTable.

Stronger Families One Meal At a Time

Research about families sharing meals together is compelling.

The culinary stakes needn’t be high. You can prepare a simple dinner, like soup and sandwiches. Those comfortable in the kitchen can plan more elaborate meals.

The events can be spiced up with special themes: breakfast for dinner, international night, one-pot dinners, or a winter picnic in the living room. The choices are endless.

What's Next?

Regular family meals promote healthy eating habits and create a bond between parents and their children.

Eating dinner together improves academic performance in school: 52% of children are mostly “A/B” students when their families eat dinner together up to twice a week.

It's that simple.

The Family Meal Project

Friday, Dec. 11th, 3:45pm

20325 Claiborne Parkway

Ashburn, VA

Your child has been assigned a Family Meal Project which is due December 11th. They are to help plan, prepare and serve a nutritious family meal. They will need to turn in the Planning Process Form, Student Evaluation Form and Family Evaluation Form. They should be coming home on Monday or Tuesday of this week.


If your family tweets, we would love to have you snap a photo of your family meal #TMSFCCLA.