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7 Unexpected Benefits of Eating Together as a Family, According to Science

“There is no guarantee that the simple act of eating at home surrounded by family will save children from developing unhealthy lifestyles or making regrettable choices down the road. It may not make them more virtuous or socially more responsible. But it can lay the groundwork for a lot of things that point them in the right direction.”

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Eating meals together just might be the ultimate parenting hack. What else can you do in an hour that will improve your kids’ academic performance, increase their self-esteem, and reduce their risk of substance abuse, depression, teen pregnancy, and obesity?
Over the last two decades, study after study has shown that simply taking a few minutes each day to turn off screens and genuinely connect with each other over food can improve the physical and mental health of all family members involved…

10 Benefits of Family Meals — So Much More than Food

“If this is a new family tradition, don’t expect everyone to be on board right away. Take the lead and be vulnerable. Kids want to have a safe place to share and they will follow your lead. Make meal times a time your family looks forward to each day.”

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Would you like an enjoyable, simple way to improve your communication with your kids and teens? That’s just one of the benefits of family meals.

Would you jump at the opportunity to give your children an academic edge, help your teenagers handle the stresses of adolescence, and lower the possibilities that they will use drugs or be depressed?

How about a simple way to improve your family’s nutrition, relationships with each other, and communication skills?

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