There are plenty of reasons to eat together as a family regularly! Family mealtime can be a special time to share and enjoy a healthy and balanced meal.
Why is it important to eat together as a family? Family mealtime is an opportunity to improve family relationships and help strengthen a sense of belonging and an attachment to shared family values. Eating together as a family also fosters your baby’s self-esteem as well as his language and cognitive development.
Family mealtimes also contribute to the development, such as:
- Eating breakfast more often
- Reduced risk of developing an eating disorder
- Reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese
In this section, you’ll discover the importance of a positive mealtime atmosphere and learn how to establish a mealtime routine.