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How to Make Dinner Time Family Time

Sep 26, 2011 / Family Time & Vacations     

A new study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates families who eat dinner together are healthier, smarter, safer and stronger. Home-cooked meals generally provide more balanced nutrition and fewer empty calories. Having dinner with your kids also provides the opportunity for meaningful conversation, bonding and face time. As a result, families who eat together have children who do better in school, and are less likely to become involved with alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs. Today is Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children…so gather around the table tonight and reconnect. If you need more ideas, here are 5 ways to maximize family time. Remember, your Family First.



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