Family Meals

How to slim down super-sized kids

Laura Keynes | 27 March 2015
Restore the traditional family and its mealtimes.

Science says: eat with your kids

Anne Fishel | 14 January 2015
It's good for body, mind and soul.

How family meals deter obesity

Nicole M. King | 24 September 2014
Research shows that more family meals are linked to less obesity.

Happiness is ... dinner with the family

Joanna Roughton | 28 March 2014
The British government is now collecting stats on family meals for its happiness index.

A world family profile in which Chile stars

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 March 2013
Why are the Latin cultures doing better at family life?

Homemakers Project launches

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 February 2013
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 | 02 November 2012
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 | 03 July 2012
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 | 01 May 2012
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 | 04 May 2011
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 | 06 January 2011
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 | 28 September 2010
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 | 12 February 2010
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 | 11 November 2009
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.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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