Benefits of Food Planning

Benefits of Food Planning

 

Food planning is the key to healthy eating.

  • Helps with weight wellness.
  • Helps manage the budget
  • Makes shopping easier
  • Eat a wider variety of healthy meals because you’ll be in the habit of planning and checking out new recipes and controlling the ingredients.
  • Save time and petrol by not making extra trips to the store on the fly for dinner.
  • Less food waste
  • Less stress
  • Saves time
  • Adds variety
  • Helps you manage your health
  • Improves family relationships

 

Additionally, when families share daily meals together:

  • Children and teens are less likely to develop addictive habits such as drugs, alcohol, or smoking.
  • Children feel heard and important and therefore have a greater sense of self-confidence and are less likely to give into negative peer pressure.
  • Children do better academically because dinnertime is a great opportunity to teach communication skills.  Lots of chatter at the dinner table and adult conversation gives kids an edge with their verbal communication skills.
  • Children learn proper table manners. Waiting until everyone is served, no chewing with your mouth open, elbows off the table, etc. are all important manners to learn at a young age.
  • Parents are able to save their precious sanity by spending more quality time with their loved ones, and less wasted time figuring out dinner.