April 19, 2023 — Deborah Schranz, a 34-year-old librarian in Teaneck, NJ, has dinner with her family — including her 3- and 6-year-old sons — several nights a week, as well as Saturday lunch. Based on her Orthodox Jewish practice, Sabbath lunch is also a formal meal. Friday night and Saturday lunch meals tend to be longer than ordinary weeknight meals.

“I start Sabbath lunch off with a salad,” Schranz said. “It helps my children to eat more vegetables when they sit down hungry and the first food item they encounter is a vegetable.” 

The longer Friday night and Sabbath meals also…


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