While food may just seem like food, and dinner may just seem like dinner, they are so much more. Just one episode of Blue Bloods watching the Reagans laugh and bicker around the dinner table to get the importance of eating with family it is all it takes. Eating with others has been a tradition celebrated for centuries by people all around the world, and today, we are no different. While busy lives and schedules may make it difficult to get your family sitting down at the table together, there are numerous reasons to make eating with family a priority. Whether it is breakfast or dinner, make it a point to have everyone around the table at least once a day.
The Family Dinner Project
The Family Dinner Project was conducted in research on the emotional, mental, and physical benefits kids and parents get out of regularly sitting down to family meals together. The results brought about a great deal of awareness around the importance of eating with family. Children who ate with their families consistently showed higher self-esteem, demonstrated better academic performance as well as a greater sense of resilience than those who often ate meals alone. The children eating with family were found to have a much lower risk of obesity, depression, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and of developing eating disorders than the children who did not regularly enjoy eating meals with family.
Your Family Dinner Project
It goes without saying that we all want our children to have high self-esteem, do well in school, and bounce back from being knocked down with minimal damage. There have been multiple studies showing the benefits and importance of eating with family together. Eating dinner together won’t solve world peace, but it sure will open the lines of communication in your home as well as bring everyone together around good food, while encouraging the best from your children and yourselves. Go ahead, don’t put it off any longer! Sit down with your family tonight to eat, smile, and laugh.
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