Benefits of Eating Together with a Family

Posted by Ankit Shah on

Eating meals together has the potential to strengthen family bonds as it provides a daily time for the whole family to be together.

Regular family meals are good for children and for the family as a whole!.

  • For younger children, routine family meals can provide a sense of security and a feeling of belonging in the family.
  • Set a goal each week (ex. 2 times for this week)
  • Meals don’t have to be elaborate. Simple can be best.
  • Family meals contribute a lot to helping the kids and bringing the family together. So no matter how busy you are.Children set roots for a lifetime as they experience their family’s values and traditions.

  • Turn off the TV, cell phones, and videogames while Family meals.
  • With the hassles and stress of life, it’s good to sit down with the family to eat and talk together.
  • Eating together provides better nutrition. 
  • Family meals provide nutrients that kids need to grow strong and healthy, such as calcium, fiber and iron.
  • Eating together helps prevent weight problems.
  • Children and teens are less likely to be overweight since they learn to eat healthful meals.
  • Kids that are involved by setting the table, and clearing the dishes learn important skills.
  • Teens who regularly eat dinner as a family are less likely to take drugs, drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco.
  • Eating together saves time and money. 
  • Eating a home-cooked meal can be faster than driving to a restaurant, ordering, eating/ and driving home.
  • Eating together is enjoyable! 
  • Laughter at the table makes mealtime fun!

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