The importance of eating together as a family

17 10 2007

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has found that eating together as a family during adolescence is associated with lasting positive effects on dietary quality in young adulthood.

The study, conducted in 1,500 students, consisted in a survey to determine the long-term effects of family meals on diet quality, social eating, meal structure and meal frequency.

The researchers found that eating family meals together during adolescence resulted in adults who ate more fruit, dark-green and orange vegetables and key nutrients, and drank less soft drinks. An elevated frequency of family meals as adolescents predicted eating dinner more frequently as adults, placing a higher priority on structured meals and a higher priority on social eating.

This study proves once again the importance of food and nutrition education and the role that professionals in this field, like dietitians, can play encouraging families to share meals as often as practically possible.

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18 10 2007
www.educationadvice4u.info » The importance of eating together as a family

[…] Joan wrote a fantastic post today on “The importance of eating together as a family”Here’s ONLY a quick extractThe study, conducted in 1500 students, consisted in a survey to determine the long-term effects of family meals on diet quality, social eating, meal structure and meal frequency. The researchers found that eating family meals together … […]

18 12 2009
гей лесби знакомства

я думаю: отлично…

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