What is the benefits of eating together at home?

@msedge (4012)
United States
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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@leateagee (3667)
• China
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
@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Yeah, you are right!Its a way of getting the family together and develop closer relationship towards each other.
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@anita27 (90)
• India
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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@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Thats true!Specially dinner time is mostly the time members of the family could eat together and discuss anything about each others day.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I always insist on eating dinner together as a family. This is not only healthier, but this helps me keep up to date on my daughters life.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Yes through communication while eating it would help you aware of whats going on in your child's life also.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
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
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Yes i agree!
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• Canada
25 Oct 09
My husband and I like to eat together, because we love to spend time together, and it's a nice opportunity for us to have a nice conversation.