Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: John Greenman
Issue: Healthy Social/Emotional Skill Development
Program Topic: Hungry for Love: Mealtime is more than an opportunity for food
Key Discussion Points:
a) Mealtimes provide opportunities for parents and care givers to instill “executive
functioning” skills in children
b) These skills are the foundation for learning and include Focus and Self Control,
Perspective Taking, Communicating, Making Connections, Critical Thinking, Taking on
Challenges, being Self-Directed, and the ability to Engage in Learning.
c) “The food is important, but your love, your care and your connections are far more
important than the food.”
d) Parents who use their power and love to build mealtime environments help their children
to be better equipped to thrive in life.
Guest: Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD