"Bowling alone" - bowls might be encouraging TV dinners over family time.
Restore the traditional family and its mealtimes.
It's good for body, mind and soul.
Research shows that more family meals are linked to less obesity.
The British government is now collecting stats on family meals for its happiness index.
Why are the Latin cultures doing better at family life?
An international effort to draw attention to and support the unsung but vital work of the home launches in London next week.
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.
Research over the past decade showing a significant link between the wellbeing of teenagers and family dinners makes a lot of sense.
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.
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? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals
with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.
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
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.
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.