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ONE Step to Better Grades and Better Self Esteem

Here is a great video from the CBC program “Live Right Now”. The video was all about the physical and emotional benefits of eating together as a family. The physical benefits I had heard before, but this was the first time I had heard about the scientifically proven emotional benefits.

Children who come from families who eat together:

  1. More likely to get better grades
  2. More likely to have better language skills
  3. More likely to make healthy food choices
  4. Less likely to be overweight
  5. Better self esteem
  6. Less likely to experience depression
  7. Less likely to develop eating disorders
  8. Less likely to use drugs or alcohol

The dietitian in the video emphasizes that the most important thing that you need to do for family meals to happen is to plan ahead and be organized. Click here for information that will help you create a weekly meal plan for your family.

 

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