In some households the family dinner is a regular occurrence. Research has documented many benefits from a family regularly sitting down to eat a meal together (not necessarily dinner or supper, but that's the meal that's most commonly eaten together as a family). Not surprisingly, there are also some difficulties and drawbacks.

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A family dinner can be formal or informal, at home or a restaurant, immediate or extended family and a regular, daily event or special, occasional get-together.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

In general, families that eat together regularly, eat more nutritiously, reduce mother's stress, improve children's grades.

Drawbacks[edit | edit source]

In some cases, the food habits and pressures around food learned at the family dinner table can be bad or even dangerous, leading to problems like bulimia.

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