The Power of Shared Meals – Doing Our Part | Mars, Incorporated
Shared Meals



At Mars Food, we believe that who you eat with is just as important as what’s on your plate. Whether it’s with family or friends, sharing a meal with others provides an opportunity to take time out of your busy day to connect with the people around you and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Research shows that shared family mealtime is associated with many positive emotional and social benefits for children and can help promote healthy eating habits in adulthood. Shared meals also are associated with better academic achievement among children. Furthermore, when parents cook with their children, they teach them important skills about healthy eating that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

Because the benefits of family time shared over a meal can be so powerful, we want to make it easier to cook and enjoy healthy meals at home with others. 

  • Through our brands and in-store promotions, Mars Food is promoting the proven benefits of cooking and eating together and inspire healthy cooking at home. 

  • All of our everyday meal recipes on-pack and online will meet our Mars Food Nutrition Criteria and encourage the use of more vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins in meal preparation.

Need Some Inspiration?

Make Dinnertime Matter Video

Pepper Hacker Video

Mars is committed to creating and inspiring opportunities for family and friends to come together over a meal.