Family Dinners Associated with Improved Nutrition

Adolescents that eat frequent family dinners at home have improved eating habits over adolescents that do not.

However, their BMI is not lower… most likely because they continue to eat a comparable amount of high-sugar, high-fat snack foods.

Those eating family meals were more likely to also have parental nutritional guidance, television limits, fruit at home, five fruits and vegetables servings per day, daily breakfast, and lunch brought from home.

PMID: 18947431

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  1. GrowingRaw March 16, 2010

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