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Plates for Prevention: An E.A.T. Together Event

Friday, November 15, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Vinton War Memorial
Vinton War Memorial, East Washington Avenue, Vinton, VA, USA

Sharing a family meal is good for the soul, the brain, and the health of everyone. Studies have shown that regular family dinners lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as improve grades, and increase self-esteem. Studies also indicate that for young children, dinner conversation can increase their vocabulary more than reading, and the stories told around the kitchen table help our children build resilience. Additionally, regular family meals also lower the rates of obesity and eating disorders in children and adolescents.

Plates for Prevention: An E.A.T. Together Event

When: November 15, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Vinton War Memorial

The E.A.T. Together (Eat Together. Active Together. Talk Together) event is a cook-off ticket event for families (100 tickets to be sold) featuring two local restaurants preparing family style meals. The restaurant will provide recipe cards for families to take with them to prepare at the house. Programming will include guest Speakers: Nancy Hans (Executive Director of Prevention Council of Roanoke County), Dr. Jaclyn Nunziato (OBGYN at Carilion and Executive Director of Huddle Up Moms) will focus on the important on family togetherness, and activities and practices families can do to improve their family relationships.

Joy of Interaction will also be performing at the event.

Prevention Council of Roanoke County

The Prevention Council of Roanoke is a 501c3 nonprofit, established in 2001 and are dedicated to building stronger, healthier communities by identifying the critical risk behaviors and substance abuse issues that threaten the health and development of our local community.

Tickets: $15 for 12 and up

$5 for under 12

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