Study: Calm family meals linked to healthier kids' weights

October 13, 2014 11:43 PM

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Positive, calm and friendly family meals might help a child avoid becoming overweight or obese, a study suggests.

Children seem less likely to add on extra pounds if family meals feature pleasant conversation, positive encouragement and no disorder caused by kids acting out, University of Minnesota researchers said. For the study, they watched hours of video recordings of family meals.

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