Gathering around the dinner table and sharing a meal is a cornerstone of healthy living. Families that eat together not only eat better, but are also reaping many psychological benefits. There's also some evidence that family meals are associated with lower risk of obesity.
Sharing a communal meal -- any meal -- is better than grabbing something in front of the TV, but if we could identify what's most important, most protective, in a family meal, this could better guide families towards family meals that work.
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