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eMeals Offers Free ‘Family Week’ of Meal Plans & Prizes Starting Sept. 24

Extends National Family Day; Includes Activities to Encourage Communication & Togetherness

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 19, 2012) – Whether you’re trying to shorten the time it takes to prepare a family meal, looking for activities to keep the lines of family communication open, or seeking ways to leverage research proving that eating together helps reduce risky behaviors like alcohol and drug use, online meal planning service eMeals can help with a free “Make Family Count” Family Week celebration beginning September 24. The celebration extends the national Family Day initiative launched in 2011 to promote family dinners to help keep America’s children substance-free.

For its Family Week campaign, eMeals has assembled a series of helpful activities to encourage family dinners and reward participants for their efforts. The list includes:

A five-day “Make Family Count” plan including recipes, dinner conversation starters, ideas for fun dates, and other activity suggestions – all free to download at

More than $1,000 in giveaways including Amazon, Walmart and Whole Foods gift cards, cookbooks, parenting solutions, financial guidance resources and a scrapbooking package. One or more Facebook entries are accepted here from now through September 28. All 14 prizes will be drawn at random during the following week.

“Statistics consistently show that children who eat dinner with their family are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs. With today’s hectic schedules, however, families need tools to keep everyone around the dinner table,” said Jane DeLaney, eMeals founder and president. “Our online meal planning service already does that by streamlining the menu planning and shopping process. With our Family Week campaign, we are building on the national Family Day initiative by providing strategies and ideas to make family dinnertime a priority.”

For about $5 per month, eMeals provides weekly meal plans with taste-­‐tested recipes and corresponding grocery lists that simplify meal planning as well as reduce family grocery bills by up to 50%. Subscribers can choose from more than 40 specialized menu options ranging from classic family meals to clean eating, low-­‐fat, gluten-­‐free and more. Once-­‐a-­‐week grocery shopping lists speed the planning process and eliminate unnecessary purchases and extra trips for forgotten items.

Weekly menus, recipes and grocery lists are delivered directly to each subscriber’s email inbox and are also available at their password-­‐protected member’s page on the eMeals website.

For a full description of the eMeals program, visit


eMeals ( is the largest online meal planning service in the U.S., generating over 1 million meals per week for subscribers to more than 50 different menu options designed for different eating styles, family size and grocery store preferences. Options include weekly Classic, Clean Eating, Kid-Friendly, 30 Minute Meals, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Portion Control, Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten Free and Diabetic programs, along with breakfast and lunch plans. Menus, recipes and corresponding grocery lists are delivered directly to subscriber's email inboxes and the eMeals mobile app every week for easy planning and fast, budget-conscious grocery shopping. The company was founded in 2003.

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