Family Meals


Bowls or plates for family meals?
Joanna Roughton | May 17 2016 | comment  
"Bowling alone" - bowls might be encouraging TV dinners over family time.

How to slim down super-sized kids
Laura Keynes | Mar 27 2015 | comment  
Restore the traditional family and its mealtimes.

Science says: eat with your kids
Anne Fishel | Jan 14 2015 | comment  
It's good for body, mind and soul.

How family meals deter obesity
Nicole M. King | Sep 24 2014 | comment  
Research shows that more family meals are linked to less obesity.

Happiness is ... dinner with the family
Joanna Roughton | Mar 28 2014 | comment  
The British government is now collecting stats on family meals for its happiness index.

A world family profile in which Chile stars
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 12 2013 | comment  
Why are the Latin cultures doing better at family life?

Homemakers Project launches
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 22 2013 | comment  
An international effort to draw attention to and support the unsung but vital work of the home launches in London next week.

Etiquette schools for everyone
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 2 2012 | comment  
Every so often the question of manners bubbles up through the rough exterior of public life and reveals a hankering for less brash informality, more civility in daily life.

Family dinners don’t work magic
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 3 2012 | comment  
Research over the past decade showing a significant link between the wellbeing of teenagers and family dinners makes a lot of sense.

Chewing over the day, and other subjects
Mariette Ulrich | May 1 2012 | comment  
Surely it is a mark of civilized society to sit down as a family and have intelligent, stimulating and courteous discourse at the evening dinner table.

More family meals, less obesity
Carolyn Moynihan | May 4 2011 | comment  
Family dinners star again in a study of childhood obesity. Children who sit down to eat with their parents at least three times a week were 12 per cent less likely to be overweight, American researchers found.

Who are the happiest kids in England?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 6 2011 | comment  
Who are the happiest kids in England? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.

The real magic of family dinners
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 28 2010 | comment  
Monday was CASA Family Dinner Day in the United States and a report from the research centre confirms the important role of family dinners in keeping teenagers connected to their parents and free of substance abuse.

Three home routines reduced obesity
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 12 2010 | comment  
With Michelle Obama heading up a new anti-obesity programme in the United States studies analysing the problem of childhood obesity are coming thick and fast.

Eat fast, grow fat
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 11 2009 | comment  
Fast food, as we all know, tends to make you fat. But even slow food cooked lovingly at home and eaten at the table could do the same if you ate it too fast.
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