The topic that I will be discussing will describe the identity of my true self. This topic is family meals and how it has shaped the person that I am today. Family meals have always been important to my mother and I. Being raised solely by my mother has allowed us to form a close bond with each other. Whether it was in the car on the way to one of my sporting events eating fast food or sitting together at the dining room table, she always reinforced the family meal concept to me. This allowed us to talk about anything and I was able to learn life lessons in the process. This I believe has caused me to be a compassionate and caring person individual toward others, thus being my true identity. I will be discussing how family meals were important to the development of my identity, being responsible, compassionate, and an overall healthy individual.
Now I will discuss how family meals have helped me become the healthy individual I am today.