This summer at our house dinner time was casual, but now that school has started we are back to the table each night. For many reasons I want family dinner time to be a special routine & the eating outside or in front of the T.V. that was okay this summer is done. But here is another great reason to eat together.
A recent study at the University of Minnesota found that middle schoolers who ate their meals with the rest of the family five times a week were more likely to eat vegetables & tools that are high in calcium & fiber when they get to high school.
Kids who didn’t eat regularly with their family in middle school, ate less healthy by the time they got to high school.
So gather that family around the table & don’t forget to say grace. There is an old saying, “The family that prays together stays together.” So pray & then grab some corn on the cob!
(PS: Got a teen boy? Feed him fish! A separate study found that 15-year-old boys who ate fish at least 1 time per week, actually scored higher on intelligence tests than 18-year-old boys who had fish less often.)