Healthy Lifestyle - Eating Together

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Research from around the world consistently shows a nutritional benefit of family meals. Benefits with school-aged or adolescent populations typically include an increased intake in vegetables, fruit, and calcium-rich foods or dairy, and a decreased intake of soft drinks. A lower risk for overweight is associated with increased frequency of family meals, although this might vary by race or ethnicity. Eating together as a family also seems to offer protection
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