Frequent family meals are associated with lower risk of smoking, drinking and using drugs.
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Family dinners are more important than play, story time and other family events in the development of vocabulary of younger children.
Boys and girls who eat with their families five or more times per week are less likely to engage in violent behavior.
“Journal of Adolescence”
Pre-teen kids who eat with their families are less likely to develop eating disorders.
Harvard Medical School’s Obesity Prevention Program