Table Talk: Meals with meaning offers strategies for parents

Chesterfield County Public Schools invites families to pull up a seat and join Table Talk for a meal and conversation. After all, children don’t come with instruction manuals and solutions for everyday problems such as managing schedules, running a family on a budget and making healthy dinner choices can be hard to find — even in the age of Google.

To help, Chesterfield County Public Schools is launching Table Talk: Meals With Meaning. Six free sessions offer families the strategies needed to thrive in a hectic world. Every Table Talk includes a meal for families, activities for students, child care for ages 5-12 and information sessions that will help parents find the solutions they seek.

Transportation is also available from several hub sites.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Families need to register online as soon as possible at An access code must be entered before you can register. The access code to use is the name of the magisterial district you live in (Bermuda, Cloverhill, Dale, Matoaca or Midlothian).

For additional help with registration, call 748-1781.

Table Talk: Meals With Meaning will take place at Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Road. Here is the lineup:

  • Parenting and family — 6-8 p.m. March 19 — managing challenging behaviors, parenting as a united front, bullying, Parent-Teacher Resource Center, raising responsible children and technology and the Internet
  • Finance — 6-8 p.m. April 16 — finance 101, college savings, taxes, mortgages, car loans and financial planning
  • Student resources — 6-8 p.m. April 30 — overcoming obstacles to learning, tutoring options and help with homework, life after high school, specialty centers, résumés and interviewing skills and technology and the Internet
  • Wellness — 6-8 p.m. May 21 — safety in the home, physical fitness in Chesterfield schools, nutrition, 5210 and COACH, healthy snacks and eating healthy on a budget
  • Commencement — 9-11 a.m. June 1


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