Restaurant Guide
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Create family mealtime traditions
Family dinners are a tradition that may not be as common as they once were. A 2016 Harris Poll found that family dinners were on the decline, with 59 percent of
respondents reporting that their families sat down for fewer family dinners today than they did when respondents were growing up. But there is hope that family
meals can become trendy once again.

Family mealtime is more beneficial than people may know. Studies have shown that family meals can strengthen familial bonds by providing a time when the entire family can be together. Young children who routinely enjoy mealtime with their families may develop a sense of security and belonging. In addition, a recent study from researchers at Columbia University found that 71 percent of teens said they consider talking, catching up and spending time with family members a key part of family dinners.