The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner

“Conversations during the meal provide opportunities for the family to bond, plan, connect, and learn from one another. It’s a chance to share information and news of the day, as well as give extra attention to your children and teens. Family meals foster warmth, security and love, as well as feelings of belonging. It can be a unifying experience for all.”

Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids, according to a study published in Pediatrics. This was a large meta-analysis of more than 180,000 children, a well-designed study for those of us that like science and data. But trying to put together a healthy meal between all your kids’ extracurricular activities and the business of family evenings can be very challenging…

Read more: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/family-dynamics/Pages/Mealtime-as-Family-Time.aspx

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