Eating Meals with your Family Can help Youth Remain Skinny
Having dinner together with your family might help kids from becoming fat a new study has shown. The research found that kids of normal weight were more likely to eat meals with their family in a positive caring environment.
The researchers also found that if the dinner table was more chaotic overall, or that the family didn't eat together, there was a greater chance that the kids would be overweight. The study was done at the University of Minnesota. In addition it found that if you eat while watching TV or other devices your kids might also be heavier.
Have a positive healthy dinner table environment and you will generally have healthier kids!
The findings were published online Oct. 13 in the journal Pediatrics.
- Dave Fuller