Family meals are important because they aid in forming close relationships between the children and parents, as well as developing family connectedness as a whole. Frequent family meals are associated with positive behavioral outcomes for children and teens. Read about some of the variables that determine the frequency of which a family eats meals together.
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Child Trends. (2012). Family meals. Available at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=family-meals – See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=family-meals&utm_source=E-News%3A+The+Love+Issue+2016&utm_campaign=E-news+2%2F11%2F16&utm_medium=email#sthash.3pCVUphf.dpuf