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krueger's family day packs the house

On Monday, Sept. 24, more than 400 Krueger parents and students celebrated “Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.” (www.casafamily.org)

In preparation for this event, Family Specialist Rachel Castillo requested that the English teachers ask their students “Why Family Dinners are Important.” The students did an amazing job expressing their thoughts on paper. The parents were invited to attend the family pizza party and hear what their children had to say about why family dinners are important to them.

More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbiaTM) has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a national movement launched by CASAColumbia in 2001 to remind parents that frequent family dinners make a difference.

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Posted on October 4, 2012