For many households, family mealtime has become overlooked due to busy schedules. It is often difficult to plan a time for everyone to sit at the table when they have so much going on. However, every meal a family eats together is important and should be considered as part of a family's daily routine.
Why are family mealtimes so important? Researchers have found that families who share meals together on a regular basis obtain the following benefits.
Sometimes there are challenges to having mealtime together. Here are some helpful ideas to increase the time one can have with their family.
Not only are family meals important, but it is also a time to communicate and introduce healthy eating habits. Good eating habits are developed in early childhood. The goal is to teach these habits to children at a young age, so that those habits will influence their decisions later in life.
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