Make Dinner a Family Affair
- Topic Info:Family meals are especially important for kids.
Kids who eat with their families have healthier eating habits, tend to be at a healthier weight and do better in school.
And there's more.
Eating together solidifies family bonding and improves young children's verbal skills.
And teens and tweens who eat three or more family meals per week exhibit less depression, substance abuse, disordered eating and other risky behaviors.
In honor of Kids Eat Right Month, registered dietitian nutritionist, Marisa Moore, offers tips for fitting the family meal into your busy schedule.
- Organization:Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Host: Melanie Cole, MS