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Does your family eat meals in front of the TV? Are you thinking about bringing mealtime back to the family table? If you are, then read on to learn how family meals with no TV can help your children’s health.
Eating meals as a family is linked to better food choices and healthier weights in children. Children who regularly sit down to eat dinner with their family eat more vegetables and fruit and less fried foods, sweets, salty snacks and pop.
On the other hand, children who eat in front of the TV tend to eat fewer vegetables and fruit and more fatty foods and pop. Eating in front of the TV can also lead to overeating and a higher risk of being overweight.
Families that eat together eat better! Eating meals together promotes healthier food choices and weights in children. Parents should provide a family meal environment that supports healthful eating. That means eating together and turning off the TV!
Have questions about healthy eating and your kids? Call an EatRight Ontario Registered Dietitian at 1-877-510-510-2 or send an email.
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