The Active Family Project & The Importance of Family Mealtime

Research continually suggests that family meal time is a crucial component in deepening familial bonds and fostering a healthy lifestyle.  Studies also indicate that sitting down together at mealtime can boost a child’s vocabulary and help development in many different ways.  For many families, carving out family meals and playtime can be a challenge.

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This past month was National Nutrition Month and I was invited to interview author and entrepreneur Laura Fuentes about her role in the Active Family Project – a health and wellness initiative aimed at helping families take back family playtime and mealtime.  In addition to her well-known blog Superglue Mom, Laura is the Founder/CEO of Momables – the first meal-planning service for healthy and fresh school lunches.  And as a member of the Active Family “Play Council”, Laura has insight into the importance of incorporating playtime and family mealtime into busy motherhood.

Check out my interview with Laura below and learn more about the Active Family Project on Facebook.


This is a sponsored post.  Opinions, as always, are my own.



  1. Christine says

    Thank you for sharing this. This was very informative!

  2. this was full of great information. i love when we sit down as a family and do fun educational (or not) stuff

  3. I love Laura Fuentes! She is such a powerhouse mom in so many ways. I unfortuantely couldn’t see the video, it wouldn’t play. 🙁

    • I agree! I’ve been a fan of her blog for quite sometime now. The video plays on my end. If you have the chance please come back and test it out again! xx

  4. I couldn’t agree more. Family meal time is a time to connect and I actually often watch tv and newspapers for funny news stories to bring up at dinner to be sure that at least part of the conversations involve all laughing together.

    As far as play time goes, I think for kids playing together builds connections like almost nothing else. My kids and I always had game time and those memories always bring a smile to my face.

  5. It sounds like it’s a great resource for parents. You did wonderful w/the interview.

    We have an almost-family dinner here. The kids and I always eat together at the table. Hubby likes to eat so late though (8-8:30’ish) that he rarely eats w/us. I do love the time at the table, and think he’s missing out. 😉

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