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Food for Thought
For Parents/Guardians

One of the most important things you can do to build a strong family is to share meals with your children, including teenagers.

Benefits of family mealtimes suggested by research:

Gives kids an edge in school.
Reduces kids chances of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs like marijuana.
Improves family communication and family relationships.
Fosters more emotionally healthy kids.
Reduces fighting in school.
Helps you know what’s going on in your kids’ world.
Creates fond, lasting memories for you and your kids.
Helps your kids to feel needed, knowing that they belong in your family.
Reduces the early onset of sexual activity.