The Value of the Family Dinner

Studies have shown that kids who eat dinner with their families do better in school, feel more socially connected to their parents, have better peer relationships, and are less likely to try drugs and alcohol.

Wow! That quote from Grace Freedman at eatdinner.org certainly makes a compelling case. The article in Spirit magazine (Jan 2012) goes on to say that according to a 2010 Pew Research poll only about half of families make dinner a daily ritual and roughly 20% eat together only occasionally or never.

It certainly is a challenge with long workdays, commutes, travel, and kid activities.

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