Eating family meals together can influence children’s long-term well-being

Researchers from University of Montreal suggest that family meal environment quality can impact a child’s long-term physical as well as mental well-being

Studying the meal habits of Quebec children, the researchers found that children who had more family meals together at age 6 were likely to have higher levels of fitness and lower levels of soft drink consumption, physical aggression, oppositional behavior, nonaggressive delinquency, and reactive aggression at age 10. The researchers believe that the positive social interactions experienced in a safe environment such as the family dinner table may give the child critical confidence in communications outside the home too.

Read the research article here.

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