Family Meals Offer Benefits for Kids

Eating together as a family may offer more than just a chance to catch up on the day. A recent study found that family meals may benefits kids’ overall health and development.

The researchers looked at the dining habits of nearly 1,500 6-year-olds and their families. When they checked in again at age 10, the kids who shared regular family meals were more fit overall, drank less soda, and had fewer behavioral issues. The researchers believe these early family interactions set the stage for better social development in kids.  

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