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Food is Fun with Family!

There’s a time to play, a time to work, a time to rest and a time to eat. All too often the ‘time to eat’ gets lost in the shuffle. We eat dinner in front of the TV, we wolf down lunch at our desk at work and we grab snacks on the run. Train your children to focus on food when it’s meal time. This means eating regular meals and sitting at the table – with no distractions. It not only reduces snacking (and the risk of choking as you run around with food in your mouth), it also teaches social skills, such as table manners, how to use cutlery and how to wait your turn to talk.

US researchers found that families who regularly sit down to meals together have children who tend to have higher self-esteem, interact better with their peers, show higher resilience in the face of adversity and know more about their family history.

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