What is the benefits of eating together at home?
August 11, 2008 5:39pm CST
Meals prepared and eaten at home are usually more nutritious and healthy. They contain more fruits, vegetables, and dairy products along with additional nutrients such as fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, and folate. Home-cooked meals are usually not fried or highly salted, plus soda and sweetened beverage consumption is usually lower at the dinner table. It's time to bring the "family" back to the dinner table. Sharing dinner together gives everyone a sense of identity. It can help ease day-to-day conflicts, as well as establish traditions and memories that can last a lifetime.
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12 Aug 08
Yeah you are right, food prepared at home are healthier and more nutritious. In my family we do have the habit of eating together during meals. I think that is a very god way to have bonding with children and parents. Meal times are also a good way to keep track of each others daily activities and future plans. As children grow older they become busier so parents need to find a way to bring them together. And eating all together is the best. Take care
12 Aug 08
hi !!!the benefits of eating together at home-according to me ,eating together can be at dinner time when everyone is at home.we discuss about the day with each other.we can all talk on a topic & have a healthy discussions.we share our opinions & views & can give advice.now days everyone are busy with their studies & jobs so noone has time to talk.so eating together u get time to talk to interact with each other.
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11 Aug 08
So true about the family thing. Although it may not be quite right with the food being healthy. That really depends on what is being cooked in the family on a regular basis. Not all families cook healthy meals. But it definitely helps a family communicate and feel closer to each other. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/653947/what_happened_to_family_mealtimes.html?cat=7