Eating on the run due to crazy schedules can wreak havoc on family meal time. Tracy F. said this was the biggest problem for her family of five. “I’m not cooking the way that I wish I had time to,” she said. “I think if I prepared (meals) at home more, they’d be healthier.” She said she relies on a lot of “meal deals” from local supermarkets.
Like mom Jaime, Jennifer P. said she sometimes feels like her family is in a food rut. She wished her family’s diet was better because she doesn’t encourage them to break out of their routine. “It’s not a great diet because I always feed them only what they’ll eat,” she lamented. Ultimately she’d like to see them all eat more vegetables and less junk. “But right now, I just don’t want to fight them on it,” she said. “They’ll figure it out on their own and develop a taste for it like I did!”