Table Talk: Eating Together Makes Us Happier And Healthier
- April 27, 2012 |
- by The Family Dinner
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We don’t need scientists to tell us that family dinners are good for the soul. But researchers can show us how eating family meals helps us to stay healthy. This week, scientists said that children whose families eat together often are more likely to eat healthier foods like fruits, veggies and vitamins. They’re also less likely to eat unhealthy foods. On top of this, eating at home usually costs less than getting takeout or eating at a restaurant. Triple win!
When parents and kids have busy schedules, it’s not always easy to meet for dinner as a family. But it’s important to do it as much as possible. Science is beginning to show what we knew all along: that the more we eat together, the happier –- and healthier -– we’ll be.
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