EATING TOGETHER IS GOOD FOR
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Family meals encourage meaningful
household conversations. Whether discussing
current events, new interests, or simply
catching up on what happened at work or
school, positive interactions at mealtime can
strengthen family bonds.
Children who have family meals are less
likely to engage in risky behaviors.
Studies have shown that kids who regularly
eat with their family have less tendency to
smoke, drink alcohol, and try drugs.
Family meals reduce the risk of obesity and
other health concerns. Kids are likely to eat
more fruits and vegetables and less fried
foods, packaged foods, and unhealthy fats
when they have homemade family meals.
A family mealtime environment that
encourages productive and engaging
conversations can help kids have higher
self-esteem and do better in school.