Mealtime presents an amazing opportunity to connect with the people in your life. Being on your phone takes you out of all those experiences and puts a wall up between you and the people with whom you are eating. This May, resolve to keep your phone away during mealtime. Keep the temptation in another room while you enjoy your food and your company.

Event plan: Have a conversation with your friends and family about Mealtime May and make a game plan. Maybe that means decorating a bin, basket, or sign for your house or lunch table. This object will be the designated spot where all those gathered will park their phones during mealtime, and who knows, maybe this routine will be one that sticks beyond just May. We hope so!

Need help with materials for this event? E-mail mmcgrath@SADD.org