While gathering around the table with family may be more challenging than you would think, research shows it’s absolutely worth it. Eating together offers many advantages for all, including social and mental benefits, as well as improved performance in school and the workplace, plus better cognition.
Family meals also have a strong impact on nutrition and dietary outcomes. A 2020 systematic review, published in The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, found that family meals improve fruit and vegetable consumption in both children and adults. Most Americans are