1. Your kids will be more likely to eat their fruit and veggies
2. You could help prevent your kids from developing an eating disorder.
3. Your kids will be more likely to maintain a healthy body weight.
4. Communication and Well-Being
5. Model Manners
6. Expand Their World…One Food at a Time
7. Prevent Destructive Behaviors
8. Save Money
The bottom line: In a world where being hyper-scheduled is now the norm, it is not surprising the family meal has fallen by the wayside. But our children may be suffering, to one extent or another, socially, behaviorally and nutritionally for it. Try it out, aim for small goals and work your way to eating as a family a couple days a week.
For more information: http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/01/a-family-who-eats-together-eats-better/