September 2020

The Power of Family Meals

Eating together can positively impact children’s overall health
and well-being

Sitting down to a meal together is quite the feat for many families. According to The Family Dinner Project, a nonprofit initiative championing mealtime as an opportunity for families to connect, one in five meals are eaten in the car and one in four families eat a fast food meal every day. With work, school, extracurricular activities, and other obligations, it’s no wonder family meals are more on-the-go and less enjoyed at home. But studies show eating even two meals together around the dinner table weekly leads to a wealth of psychological and physical benefits for both children and parents/caregivers. Make it a priority to spend quality time together as a family at the dinner table. Here’s why: