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Shared Meals and Family Meals Linked with Better Nutrition

Shared meals and family meals are a hallmark of many traditional diets and lifestyles. To see how eating together affects nutrition, researchers at the University of Minnesota reviewed the existing research on shared and family meals and nutrition status. The researchers conclude that there is “clear evidence that family meals (among youth) and shared meals (among adults) are associated with better dietary intake and that these findings transcend the lifespan.”
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2014 Jan:46(1):2-19. (Fulkerson JA et al.)