Moreover, studies have shown that children whose families regularly eat dinner together are less likely to suffer from eating disorders.
Dr. Colon recommends that parents take advantage of the nightly opportunity to model healthy nutritional habits. “Dinnertime gives parents the opportunity to start teaching healthy eating habits from day one. Also, family meals allow more face-to-face time, which can lead to improved communication and family relationships,” he says. “Including a young child at the dinner table is an excellent way to introduce fruit, vegetables, salads and meats,” says Dr. Colon.
So, before you start planning dinner, remember that setting the table for the entire family may just be what your family needs to get a healthy boost.
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