Matthew W. Gillman, MD
Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:240.
With 3 young children, my wife and I sometimes find it hard to get everyone sitting down and eating at the same time. This domestic challenge got me thinking about the nutritional value of eating together as a family, which seems to be a vanishing custom, especially among adolescents. The results of the study suggest that kids who forgo the fast food and soda to eat with their families really do have better-quality diets.
Family Dinner and Diet Quality Among Older Children and Adolescents
Matthew W. Gillman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, A. Lindsay Frazier, Helaine R. H. Rockett, Carlos A. Camargo, Jr, Alison E. Field, Catherine S. Berkey, and Graham A. Colditz
Arch Fam Med. 2000;9(3):235-240.
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