Studies support child-health benefits of regular family meals

04/24/2012 | United Press International

A review of 68 reports that studied the link between family meals at home and child health showed that the meals led to higher intakes of fruits and vegetables, fiber, calcium and vitamins, Rutgers University researchers reported at a nutrition conference. Data also showed that children who ate more family meals together consumed fewer unhealthy items, such as soda.

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