Eating meals together is good for all family members. Recent studies link regular family dinners with lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher grade-point averages and self-esteem in children and young adults. (Canadian Family Physician, 2015)
The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to eat one meal together each day.
October is eat together month and The Dairy Alliance is here to challenge us to Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy.
The Eat Together Campaign - celebrated every October - was created over 20 years ago.Its purpose is to remind families that time spent on preparing and eating meals together supports physical, social, and emotional health for children and teens.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture