A new University of Montreal story finds that kids who regularly eat meals with their families tend to have better social skills and fitness levels. And here’s why:
“The presence of parents during mealtimes likely provides young children with firsthand social interaction, discussions of social issues and day-to-day concerns,” explained study author Linda Pagani. As for the fitness component, researchers found that kids who regularly eat with their families tend to consume fewer soft drinks and hail from households who place more of a premium on healthy living.
Was it a ‘must’ that you ate dinner with your family? Was the TV on during family meals? Is it ever okay to keep the TV on during dinner?