|Chick-Fil-A & On Point Partner for Families|
Contact: Ashley Lattier
On Point and Chick-Fil-a partner to support Healthy Family communications
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 26, 2010) – Tomorrow night, On Point and Chick-Fil-A will kick-off Let’s Talk Family Nights at the Highway 153 Chick-Fil-A location. During November, selected family nights at Chick Fil-A restaurants in Chattanooga, Fort Oglethorpe and Cleveland will be Let’s Talk Family Nights. During these events, families will receive free On Point Let’s Talk Boxes that include 25 conversation starters.
“Family time is important to a child’s development, especially when it comes to sitting down at the dinner table,” said Lesley Scearce, Executive Director for On Point. “Eating meals together has a number of positive effects on children and teens including better grades, fewer health problems, and healthier eating habits. Research even suggests that children who have regular meals with positive adult role models are less likely to smoke and use drugs and alcohol in their teenage years.”
On Point created the Let’s Talk Boxes as a fun, no pressure way to jump start conversation between parents and kids. The Let’s Talk Boxes that will be distributed at the Chick-Fil-A stores are a new elementary school edition. Each box contains questions on values, leadership, family, relationships, and goal setting. On Point also has a teenage version that contains 50 questions promoting healthy adolescent development.
Family night will be held from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the Let’s Talk Boxes, tomorrow’s family night is annual pumpkin patch night. All kids will be able to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.
Four additional Chick-Fil-A locations will feature Let’s Talk Family Nights during November. For information on dates and locations, visit On Point’s web site at liveonpoint.org. Families and individuals who want additional boxes should contact On Point at 423-899-9188.
About On Point:
On Point is a youth development program that enables teenagers, with their families and community, to make healthy choices that eliminate high-risk behaviors. On Point teaches and mentors 15,000 local teenagers each year. For almost 20 years On Point has partnered with schools and civic organizations to provide its program to private and public middle and high schools free-of-charge. Additionally, On Point produces curriculum and trains other organizations to implement programs in their communities. The On Point program is currently used in 40 states and four foreign countries. For more information visit www.liveonpoint.org
|Last Updated on Friday, 10 December 2010 14:42|