You are no doubt either making plans to “hit the road” in Thanksgiving travels or hosting your own and having family and friends come your way this coming week as most of us celebrate our upcoming holiday.  Actually, sitting down to a shared meal is the norm for most families in America on Thanksgiving but unfortunately, it is not the norm for many on a daily basis.

30 percent to 35 percent of families often eat less than three meals a week together, which means less time for connecting and communicating. Dinner is a great time for reconnection, long enough to spend some quality time catching up with the ups and downs of the day with each family member (even little ones can talk about their adventures that day), as well as telling stories, laughing, and experiencing those precious moments over a home-cooked meal.

Young people are spending an average of 4 l/2 hours a day on social media.  The simple act of regular family meals at least 3 times a week can bring families together creating an experience that touches all of our senses – sight, touch, taste, smell, and listening to warm laughter or good conversation. Family meals help provide a regular, consistent opportunity to create a shared experience that is meaningful and offers a sense of belonging to all.

It has been shown that families who eat dinner together are healthier, the children do better in school and adolescents suffer less depression and feel more supported by their families.

As we all gather in our homes and around our tables this Thanksgiving, let us remember what an important and meaningful event it is and hopefully continue the tradition on a more daily basis. What about you and your family?  Do you spend family time around the dinner table often?

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Enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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