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February 9, 2018

Cooking With Kids: Building Healthy Habits for Life

In the aftermath of the holidays, we’ve been reflecting on the importance of sharing meals and cooking as a family. It's not easy to squeeze healthy meal time into a busy family’s schedule. But for kids, it’s worth it.

Family meals are bonding experiences that can significantly benefit children. According to a Columbia University study, children who regularly eat with their parents are less likely to have substance abuse problems later in life, show better academic performance, and report feeling closer to their parents than children who eat with their families less often. Statistics aside, a family meal is its own reward. A great article in the Atlantic puts it this way: “The dinner table can act as a unifier, a place of community. Sharing a meal is an excuse to catch up and talk, one of the few times where people are happy to put aside their work and take time out of their day.” 


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