WebMD: Benefits of Family Dinners

Picture of 2 children and adult in kitchen looking into pot on the stove.

WebMD compiled a list of 10 reasons to eat family meals together:

10 Benefits of Family Dinners

  • You and your kids will talk more.
  • You’ll be more likely to hear about a serious problem.
  • Kids will feel like you’re proud of them.
  • There will be less stress and tension at home.
  • Everyone eats healthier meals.
  • Kids are less likely to become overweight or obese.
  • Kids are more likely to stay away from cigarettes.
  • They’re less likely to drink alcohol.
  • They won’t likely try marijuana.
  • They’re less likely to use illicit drugs.
  • Friends won’t likely abuse prescription drugs.
  • School grades will be better.

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