Posted , updated Jun 10, 2005.
Children benefit emotionally and physically from eating meals together as a family. A large national study of American teenagers found a strong link between regular family meals, academic success and positive psychological adjustment. In addition, rates of alcohol use, drug use, early sexual behavior, and suicidal risks are lower when families eat meals together. When parents and children eat together, children eat more fruits, vegetables and dairy foods.
Many positive things can happen during a family meal. Here are some examples.
Today’s family life is often too busy for some families to make time to sit down together at mealtime. Families that work different shifts may find it more challenging to find time to eat together. Here are some tips to help you find time to share a meal.
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