Why Family Dinners Matter

Research shows that families who eat together enjoy significant benefits over families who don’t.

Frequent family dinners lead to healthier lives, lower divorce rates, lower substance abuse, lower obesity, lower depression, happier kids, and better grades - The benefits are endless!

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The Importance of Family Dinners

CASAColumbia has surveyed thousands of American teens and their parents to identify situations and circumstances that influence the risk of teen substance abuse. They learned that parental engagement in children’s lives is fundamental to keeping children away from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and that parents have the greatest influence on whether their teens will choose not to use substances. Simply put: frequent family dinners make a big difference.


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Why Family Dinners Matter

From the environment to our children's emotional and physical health, every issue we care about crosses the dinner plate. In an inspiring and empowering presentation, Laurie David will share her simple recipe to help all families thrive in our busy and often difficult world.


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The Most Important Thing You Can Do With Your Kids

Fishel, co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Home for Dinner,” explains that 20 years of reserach in North America, Europe, and Australia back up the arguement for family dinners. Why? Because family dinners are great for the brain, the body and the spirit.


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The Truth About Family Dinners

In a recent book entitled The Surprising Power of Family Meals, author Miriam Weinstein asks this question: “What if I told you that there was a magic bullet—something that would improve the quality of your daily life, your children's chances of success in the world, [and] your family's health. . .? Something that is inexpensive, simple to produce, and within the reach of pretty much everyone?” You guessed it, that magic bullet is the family meal.


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