CAMBRIDGE -- On Jan. 30, join Southeastern Med to learn how to make dinnertime the highlight of your family's day. Chelsea Masters, RD, Community Dietitian at Southeastern Med, will host a parent workshop on family mealtime at the Community Healthlink on 6 p.m.

This workshop will focus on the importance of family meals and teach parents the skills to help them get kids to eat more nutrient-rich foods.

Masters will also discuss healthy behaviors and address common challenges faced when attempting to instill healthy eating habits, and parents will leave with suggestions to overcome these challenges.

"Parents will discover how easy it is to transform just a few simple staple items into a great-tasting entre your entire family will enjoy," says Masters.

As a Kids Eat Right campaign member, Masters received one of 45 mini-grants by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to host this workshop.

Kids Eat Right is a platform designed to ensure that sound nutrition recommendations are part of childhood obesity prevention.

A member-driven public education campaign, Kids Eat Right mobilizes the Academy's more than 74,000 members to support families, schools, and communities in their pursuit of quality nutrition for all children.

Registered dietitians are the food and nutrition experts and the most qualified professionals to bring families and communities along in the quest to help Kids Eat Right.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 435-2946 by Jan. 24.

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