Eating together even once a week can reduce teen obesity risk.
Researchers followed 2,117 teens over 10 years and compared teen obesity outcomes in families that ate 0, 1-2, 3-4 or 5+ meals together each week. Compared to kids who never ate family meals, ANY number of family meals helped reduce risk of obesity, even 1 day a week. Researchers suggest that family meals provide opportunities for more nutritious food, healthy eating behaviors and improved emotional connections.
PositiveTip: Eat at least one family meal together each week to improve your family’s long-term health.