Family meals

The term family meal may bring up images of a family on a 1950s TV show, sitting around a table full of platters of food, without any mess in sight. But when we talk about family meals, it just means eating together without distractions like TVs or phones and having a conversation. Your ‘family’ may be parents and children, or it may include grandparents or aunts and uncles, or it could be your roommates. You could sit around a kitchen table, or you could gather somewhere else such as at stools around the counter. The most important part is being together.

Why are family meals important?

Meal time can be a great time to talk and make sure everyone is unplugged from screens and iPods. Family meals can help everyone in your family eat healthier and sharing a good meal is a great opening for family conversation.