Monday, September 26, 2011

Celebrate Family Day Today!

More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.

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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse's Family Day- A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children, which is sponsored by Stouffer's, is a national movement launched in 2001 that promotes the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners as a simple, effective way to prevent substance abuse in kids.  Family Day  will be celebrated across the country today, September 26, 2011.

To learn more about Family Day and to join parents all across America in taking the Family Day STAR pledge, log on to  To learn more about the book How to Raise A Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents, visit