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HuffPost Table Talk: The Benefits Of Eating Together

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On Fridays, The Huffington Post presents a compelling topic to spark discussion at your dinner table.

No matter how well you think you know your family, you’ll find that (in the words of HuffPost blogger Dr. Claire McCarthy) “[f]amily dinners are a practical, tangible way to send a clear message that you care about what is going on with your children and that they are part of a family.” (Not to mention that you’ll probably be enjoying healthy foods.)

If you’re struggling to meet for dinner regularly, the good news is that plenty of people want to help.

Laurie has joined other family-meal proponents to support a new project, America Makes Dinner, dedicated to helping parents and kids enjoy more meals together. On October 17, the campaign will host a nationwide “dinner party” in which families all over the country cook the same dish at the same time.

Questions for discussion:

• Is there any food your family doesn’t eat very often that you’d like to try making together?

• Who would you invite to dinner if you could invite anyone at all?

• Which family recipe would you share with the America Makes Dinner project?

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One Response

  1. Love this; thank you for sharing. It’s so important for us to share meal time with our families and I tell my clients this every day.
    Thank you!

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