Join The J.M. Smucker Company and CASAColumbia® for Family Day Celebrate Your Family by Eating Dinner Together

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Family meals strengthen the bonds between family members and create lasting memories. The J.M. Smucker Company is proud to continue its partnership with CASAColumbia by sponsoring CASAColumbia Family Day - Be Involved. Stay Involved.TM on September 23, 2013. On Family Day, parents can celebrate their families by sharing good food and conversations with their children.

Family Day is a national movement founded by CASAColumbia, an organization focused on preventing and treating addiction.  For more information and to pledge to be a part of the movement visit www.CASAFamilyDay.org.

"The J.M. Smucker Company strongly believes in the power of the family meal and the positive impact that eating together as a family can have on individuals, families and the communities in which they live," said Maribeth Burns, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "Around the family table children learn life lessons, important traditions are established and family members connect in ways that will last a lifetime."

Miriam Weinstein, author of The Surprising Power of Family Meals, illustrates in her book how the basic human institution of mealtime helps nourish and strengthen our families today. Her book cites research showing that families who eat together and share in the preparation of family meals become stronger families with smarter, healthier and happier children.

Successful family meals begin with a little planning. Parents can visit www.poweroffamilymeals.com to get their Family Day celebration started.  Find recipes, videos and inspirational mealtime gathering ideas from CASAColumbia. Tips include:

  • Turn off the TV and other distracting devices during dinnertime.
  • Talk about what happened in everyone's day: school, work, extracurricular activities or current events.
  • Keep conversations positive and make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak.

About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Cafe Bustelo®, Cafe Pilon®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J. M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein, except for the following, which are used under license: Pillsbury® is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC; Carnation® is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.; and Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC. 

Dunkin' Donuts® brand is licensed to The J. M. Smucker Company for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores.  This information does not pertain to Dunkin' Donuts® coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin' Donuts® restaurants.  K-Cup® and K-Cups® are trademarks of Keurig, Incorporated.

About CASAColumbia
CASAColumbia is a science-based organization focused on developing effective solutions to address the disease of addiction. It is committed to understanding the science of addiction and its implications for health care, public policy and public education.  CASAColumbia informs Americans of the economic and social costs of addiction and risky substance use and its impact on their lives; assesses what works in prevention, treatment and disease management; and encourages every individual and institution to take responsibility to reduce these health problems. Founded in 1992 by Joseph A. Califano, Jr. former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, CASAColumbia strives to provide health care providers, policymakers and individuals with the tools they need to succeed and to remove the stigma of addiction, replacing shame and despair with hope. The only shame in the fight against addiction is indifference. For more information www.casacolumbia.org.

SOURCE The J.M. Smucker Company



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