Eating together as a family, makes a healthier family

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/

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=439&page=3

 

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One thought on “Eating together as a family, makes a healthier family

  1. Having a meal together with your family is so important. This is the time to share, complain, and get to know what is going on in each others lives. The kids get to hear what is troubling the adults and the same in reverse. Such valuable time.

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