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5 reasons to cook and eat together

We share the benefits of cooking and eating together.

Benefits of eating together

 

I love eating dinner with my family and research shows it’s a great habit to get into. Here are five reasons you should cook and eat together as often as you can.
 

1. Relaxation

For some people, cooking at home can be the perfect way to de-stress after a busy day.
 

2. Support

Research shows that eating as a family increases the feeling of love and keeps everyone connected and talking.
 

3. Happiness

Families that eat together report a greater commitment to learning and generally have more of a positive outlook on life.
 

4. Health

Research shows children who eat three or more shared meals per week are 24 per cent more likely to eat healthy foods.
 

5. Weight loss

Preparing your family meals means that you can control the ingredients and portion size so your weight-loss goals aren’t easily derailed.