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Reconnect - Enjoy a Meal with your Family

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you, like me, as a full-time working mother, arrive home feeling as though there is only just enough time to open a tin of spaghetti and kiss your children good night before you're rushing them off to bed, you may consider changing that habit after reading below.

The results of a huge American study came in almost a decade ago that slowly began to turn around what had been a growing trend for millions of families- to eat on the go, in front of the TV or in our rooms, instead of together as a family at the table. 

The study, over 5 years and involving hundreds of thousands of participants set out to answer the question: 

What factors are most effective at keeping people out of jail. Is it education, socio economic status, work, holidays?


The Number 1 answer was: Sharing regular meals with family.
The Number 2 answer was: Sport

The message is clear. Taking time to do stuff with our family has lifelong rewards – for you and for your family. Try leaving the office early a couple of days a week so you can be home in time for dinner. This is a simple way to be happy that is good for us and doesn’t cost anything. 

For more information on the benefits of family dinners including great tips for making meal prep fun - click here