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Sit Down with Your Family on September 25th!

By NFP on Sep 11, 2023 3:50:03 PM

Make Something Delicious Together on Family Day, Monday, September 25th!

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August 15th, 2023 – Miami, FL–  A Parent is a Child’s first Teacher and the most influential Educator in a Child’s life. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families (five to seven per week), the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. It is important to establish a routine with your children and dinner is the easiest way for engagement and communication.


Hectic work schedule? Swimming in after-school activities? Do outside influences interfere with your family’s dinnertime?

Family Days™ (celebrated this year September 25, 2023) is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce youth substance abuse and other risky behaviors. Informed Families invite you to spend time with the original social network (your family at the dinner table!) and join us in standing up for sitting down to dinner.

Share a photo of your family eating dinner together on social media! Tag @InformedFamilies and use #FLFamilyDay and #SittingDownwithIF, so you can be featured on our social media platforms! Three random winners will be selected to win a $100 Publix Gift Card PLUS the Florida school with the most entries will receive a $250 Publix Gift Card! How awesome is that? You can use these gift cards to buy more delicious food to make with your family!

Visit to learn more about Family Day and access activities and recipes, so you can continue Helping Us Raise Safe, Healthy, Drug-Free Kids.



About Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership

Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a broad-based, grass roots volunteer/parent organization that is affiliated with the National Family Partnership. Informed Families is an education, training and support center for parents, schools, and communities to help raise safe, healthy, and drug-free children. We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents, and young people to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services. Informed Families offers children's substance abuse prevention activities in various locations throughout the State of Florida. Visit to learn more.
Topics: Family Day