Every parent knows the struggle of eating all together. Preparing, coordinating and scheduling a family meal around the table can seem like a Herculean effort. Busy schedules, evening activities, errands and the lure of technology are all barriers to a family sit-down dinner that research shows strengthens families.
While creating a family-centric meal might be difficult, parents now have another reason to make it happen while their children are young.
New research suggests that having family meals with your children before they hit puberty holds promise for curbing obesity.