Do shared mealtimes increase a family’s well-being? Chef Cheryl Tate of Nurturing Chefs L.A. thinks so! While recently leading a workshop on healthy eating at ECMS-G, Chef Cheryl emphasized the importance of taking time out of our busy days to come together for cooking or eating dinner as a family.
Along with the physical nourishment, research points to eating together as a family for enhancing mental, social and emotional health. Indeed, the Center for Families at Purdue University reports that family dinners spell SUCCESS:
Unlikely to smoke, drink, or take drugs
Courteous and conversational
Connected to family
Sharing food and conversation at meals
Chef Cheryl’s workshop contained valuable lessons about crafting nutritious, easy meals for the whole family with emphasis on the positive impact that dinner has on building healthy familial relationships and healthy bodies. She taught various methods of preparing dinner with available household condiments and local, organic ingredients.
ECS values these kinds of workshops as resource-builders for the school, its students, and the community. We hope that local residents and parents will use their new knowledge to begin constructive discussion in their families and make positive changes in their lives. We believe that personal positive changes ultimately benefit the community as a whole.
About Chef Cheryl Tate:
Cheryl Tate is a native of Los Angeles, who grew up in the Southbay area. She continues her family’s legacy in the food service industry with her love for cooking and people. Her baking division, Luv Supreme Creations, is a healthy line of homestyle baked goods prepared with love.
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