That's the theme of this year's 75-city Milk Mustache Mobile Tour, rolling into Boston next week with celebrity chef and family man, Tyler Florence. He'll be around to demo some kid-approved recipes and to promote the importance of eating healthy dinners together. There will be interactive displays, a local registered dietitian available for nutrition questions, and free milk from Garelick Farms, HP Hood, and Nestle. Studies show that when kids eat dinner with their families they’re more likely to have nutritious diets, healthier weights, and do better in school. They also tend to have higher fruit, vegetable, and calcium intakes. “Family dinnertime provides a host of emotional and health benefits,” says Jenny Bourbeau from the New England Dairy and Food Council. Milk can pump up the nutrient content of any meal as it is a major source of calcium, vitamins B and D, and protein.
Catch the got milk? crew at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Monday, August 23 from 10 am to 7 pm. Tyler Florence will be cooking from noon to 1 pm. The Tour will also appear at Zoo New England/Franklin Park Zoo on Tuesday, August 24 from 11 am to 1 pm.
Here's a special giveaway for FitMamaEats readers: A copy of Tyler Florence’s latest cookbook Dinner at My Place and a got milk? t-shirt and picture frame. Tyler's cookbook offers pared-down everyday comfort food recipes. Examples of the family-focused chapters include "Pregnancy Pasta" and "Workin' Late." He even includes recipes for freshly prepared baby foods. Just click on "Contact Me" and send me your name and email address by August 24 to be entered in a random drawing—I'll shoot you a note if you're the winner!