EWYFD 2010 kicks off National Family Celebrations!

PROMOTING family fun and togetherness can start with Eat With Your Family Day 2010 (EWYFD). On 27 May (Thursday) this reminder will come from the many organisations that have indicated their support for EWYFD 2010. Leaders of organisations and heads of divisions are expected to remind their staff to go home and have dinner with their family that day.

National Family Celebrations month

EWYFD dinner event will usher in the National Family Celebrations 2010 organised by the National Family Council (NFC). This 25th Anniversary of National Family Celebrations are held across 5 districts, including more than 250 ground events and targets 250,000 family commitments to bring families closer through the theme: “Live, Love and Play. Together!

NFC_3.jpgStrongly supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the month-long (25 May - 26 June) National Family Celebrations comprise a series of events, activities and workshops by the NFC and its partners, in order to increase awareness of the importance of family. The programmes aim to provide varied opportunities for families to spend time together and create memorable shared experiences.

“We are extremely delighted that many Singaporeans responded to our call for ideas on what they would like to see in this year’s Celebrations. Many of the ideas are family-centric and appropriate. We have therefore included them in the planning for this year’s activities, like family sports, family amazing race, treasure hunt for families and a carnival at Sentosa. Singaporeans can look forward to an array of exciting events and activities to spend quality time as a family during the Celebrations. More importantly, I hope that through the month long celebrations, more Singaporeans will make family their number one priority to be enjoyed and that family first will become an integral part of our lives". -Mr Lim Soon Hock, Co-Chairperson of the NFC 2010 Organising Committee


Some highlights

The NFC has planned many events for families to do together. Among these are:

  • “Singapore Family Pledge Movement”

Make a personal commitment to your family at the NFC website (check out also the terms and conditions) between 4 May to 20 June 2010, and stand to win attractive prizes for the family!


  • “FAMILY DAY OUT@Sentosa

Palawan Beach, 29 May, 10am to 6pm
Please refer to refer to the NFC website for more information.


Action Pointers

Here are some pointers for you to consider for your family meal.

  • Eat together at the same table.
  • Make it a leisurely meal; have dessert to extend conversation time.
  • Use this time for positive cheerful interactions.
  • Minimise distractions; turn off the TV, radio and unplug the phone.
  • Avoid disciplining the children at dinner.
  • Let the kids share in the responsibility for the meal, for example, setting the table or clearing up afterwards.

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