Why a family meal is so important: Children are healthier mentally and physically if they eat dinner with their parents and siblings
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are healthier than those who don't, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers tracked hundreds of children from five months old to 10 years old.
They found that the 10-year-olds were more active, had better mental health, and drank less unhealthy soda if they always ate dinner with their parents or guardians and siblings.
The researchers say this is the clearest evidence to support the unconfirmed theory that family meals are beneficial in every way, since they were able to account for all lifestyle factors - including... read more
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