Family meals could protect teens from obesity in adulthood

October 15, 2014

By Catherine Griffin A simple, family meal each day may reduce the risk of obesity in teens. Scientists have found that family meals during adolescence were protective for overweight and […]

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Parents may want to limit electronic media at mealtime

February 5, 2014

Parents who let their teens use electronic devices or watch TV during family meals tend to serve less nutritious food and have poorer family communication, a new study suggests. Experts […]

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Dinner rituals that correlate with child and adult BMI

November 27, 2013

Beyond plate size and calorie count, the war against obesity may have a new leader – the dinner table. Families that eat together without the television on and stay seated […]

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Changing up family routines can help kids shed pounds

September 17, 2013

There is more to combating obesity than ensuring that children eat healthy food. There are other factors that can increase children’s risk of obesity — and they can be addressed […]

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