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Benefits of Family Meals

It’s no secret the pandemic has shifted family schedules – many parents are working from home, some children are attending virtual school and participating in fewer evening-time extracurricular activities and sports. A silver lining of the pandemic for some are family meals. In fact, research demonstrates a plethora of health benefits associated with consuming meals as a family. Along with… 

Tips for Making Healthy Dinners for Kids

At the end of a long day it is nice to come together as a family to enjoy a good meal. Meals shared with family provide more than just nutrients for kids, they also provide brain food. Researchers have found that dinnertime conversations help young children learn approximately 1,000 additional rare words compared to only 143 from parents reading books aloud. Studies also…