Pasta is big at out house and when we shop for pasta we typically buy Barilla.  OK, so we only buy Barilla.  Ever since I was introduced to the Plus Yellow Box (which is a great source of Protein, Fiber and ALA Omega-3 Fatty Acids *high fives*) it’s been the pasta we grab at the store every time.

Barilla has partnered with Family Circle to examine the importance of quality meal time on parents and children. The Barilla Share the Table Survey,”  which was commissioned by Barilla and Family Circle shares some interesting insights such as…

–        Family time is a top priority for both parents (88%) and kids (79%)

–        Three-quarters of parents and 60% of kids wish they had more time to spend together

–        71% of parents say they feel more appreciated by their children when they take time to have dinner together and 70% of kids, in turn, actually appreciate their parent(s)more when they take time to share a meal together

–        Eating dinner together at home ranked higher in importance than vacation did with 89% of parents and kids citing family time as extremely important

In other words FAMILY MEALS ROCK.  Having 3 teens I can tell you how important any time you have their attention is.  Connecting as a family is more important all the time as kids are faced with so many tough issues today.   I certainly don’t look back on any of our times and say “Oh HAI, I wish we’d eaten fewer meals together”…just the opposite!  If I could do it over again we’d spend more time at the table.   Eating Barilla.  Yellow Box.  *blows kisses*

For more information about the Barilla Share the Table Survey”, commissioned by Barilla and Family Circle, visit http://www.ShareTheTable.com orhttp://www.familycircle.com.

The Giveaway!

I do have a fun giveaway for you, sponsored by Barilla!  You can win five assorted boxes of Barilla pasta, from the Blue Box, Whole Grain and Plus lines, as well as a few Barilla-branded kitchen items (wooden spoon, pasta portion measurer, TBSP) and pasta storage tin.

Lucky you!  Can I win my own giveaway?  I want a BARILLA BRANDED KITCHEN!

Here’s how to enter!

Give me a fact that really meant something to you from the Barilla’s Share the Table Survey. – leave the fact in the comments.

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That’s it!  The contest ends February 28 at midnight and the winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!

sponsored by Barilla.  no product or compensation received.  i really do only eat Barilla Yellow Box tho!

19 Comments on Barilla Share the Table Survey and *Giveaway*

  1. Cori Westphal
    February 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm (7 years ago)

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    February 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm (7 years ago)

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    February 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm (7 years ago)

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  5. Annmarie W.
    February 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm (7 years ago)

    I see that 78% of parents feel closer to their spouse when they have dinner together! Count me in on that one, too! Having dinner together as a family is so important!

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    February 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm (7 years ago)

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  7. Teresa Young
    February 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm (7 years ago)

    •Kids who have high-quality dinners are more likely than kids who have low-quality dinners to:
    Eat nutritious food versus junk food (33% vs. 25%)

    WE have to show & teach our kids what nutritious food is!

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  8. tiffany
    February 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Kids report wanting to help with meal preparation (40% of kids and 53% of ‘tweens) and wish their parents would let them help cook dinner more often
    That was good for me to read!

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  9. Cynthia
    February 11, 2011 at 2:38 am (7 years ago)

    Three-quarters of parents and 60% of kids wish they had more time to spend together

    I figured the parents but I’m sad and surprised to see so many kids wish they had that family time.

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  10. Vicki Wurgler
    February 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm (7 years ago)

    62% of kids selected family dinners at home together over sports/team lessons, music/arts/dance and scouts/clubs as the best activity to help them with feelings of safety and security

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  11. Mandala
    February 9, 2011 at 4:25 am (7 years ago)

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  12. Mandala
    February 9, 2011 at 4:24 am (7 years ago)

    •Eating dinner together at home ranked higher in importance than vacation did with 89% of parents and kids citing family time as extremely important
    –> thisreally struck me because oftentimes, parents miss eating meals with their children because they work overtime so they can go have a nice vacation.
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  13. kim
    February 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm (7 years ago)

    Kids report wanting to help with meal preparation (40% of kids and 53% of ‘tweens) and wish their parents would let them help cook dinner more often. My kids always want to help in the kitchen, but I don’t always let them. I need to work on that.

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  14. Krystyn
    February 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm (7 years ago)

    This one hit home: Kids report wanting to help with meal preparation (40% of kids and 53% of ‘tweens) and wish their parents would let them help cook dinner more often

    My kids always ask to help, but I’m in such a hurry, I don’t always let them.

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    February 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm (7 years ago)

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  16. phxbne
    February 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm (7 years ago)

    Kids report wanting to help with meal preparation (40% of kids and 53% of ‘tweens) and wish their parents would let them help cook dinner more often

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    February 7, 2011 at 5:05 am (7 years ago)

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  19. Kimberly
    February 7, 2011 at 5:04 am (7 years ago)

    This finding from the survey means a great deal to me:
    “We learned that kids value the family dinner as much as adults do, and they actually appreciate their parents more when they take the time to share a meal”

    This is important because when it is harder to sometimes carve out a time together to eat together with our family’s busy schedules, it is so worth it.

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