Importance of Family Mealtime

By: Melanie Wallington

Importance of Eating Together

  • Time to get reconnected
  • Dinner is a time to recharge, reconnect and catch up on the day
  • Brings everyone together
  • Helps build a stronger family

Benefits of Family Mealtime

  • Better academic performance
  • Lower risk of substance abuse
  • Lower risk of depression
  • Lower risk of obesity
  • Finding out what goes on in their lives

Strategies To Making It All Work



  • Make a plan on what your going to eat all week
  • Encourage your children to help out with making the food
  • Set a regular time for dinner
  • Turn off tv for mealtimes