The Family Meal

The Importance of Eating Together

The benefits of eating meals together as a family are good for everyone. We all eat better when a meal is shared. Sitting down together for a meal is great for your body, brain & spirit, as family meals provide opportunity for shared communication, building deeper relationships, and to enjoy one another’s company.

Studies have shown that frequent family meals are liked to consumption of healthy foods and the introduction of new foods. Children and adults alike need to see, smell and touch a variety of food many times before trying and consuming.

So next time you sit down to eat think of the benefits of eating together. This is a time for listening, sharing stories and nurturing family connection. Remember to set aside your phones, tablets and no TV allowed.