Frequent Family Meals Matter!

Studies show that families who eat together tend to eat better. There is a link between family meals and healthy weights, and research also shows that when families eat together, they generally consume more fruits and vegetables at meal time. Teens who eat dinner with their families are more motivated to do well in school and are more likely to stay away from destructive behaviors like smoking and drinking.  It’s surprising to know that as children move from middle school to high school the number of them who eat dinner with their families decreases by more than 50%.

The topic of family meals continues to be relevant as seen on he cover of the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.  Dietitians of Canada’s fall cross country speaker series is also about making the most of mealtimes. Contact us to learn more about the latest research on the benefits and strategies of family meals.

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