Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Department: Home Front —
Topic: Family —
The Unexpected Benefits of Family Dinners
by Marcia Segelstein
For many baby boomers, family dinners were simply part of their daily routine growing up. But as family time around the dinner table began to decline—by more than 30 percent over the last thirty years—social scientists began to take a serious look at a ritual once taken for granted.
The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) decided to examine a wide range of research studies on the subject. They found evidence of so many benefits for families who had regular meals together that they now . . .
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