The Family Meal

What is the single-most important defense against disordered eating – the family meal. Eating together as a family binds family, food and feelings. A pleasant atmosphere during family meals has health and social benefits. Family meals:

  • Provide a chance to share feelings, culture, traditions and memories
  • Create a safe, nurturing environment
  • Strengthen family bonds
  • Opportunities for parents to role model a healthy approach to food and appropriate mealtime behaviour.

For further information about The Family Meal download the PDF document.

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