Does having a family meal always seems like a luxury you can’t afford due to your busy daily schedules? Research has shown that families who eat together four or five times every week eat more fruits, vegetables, and nutritious meals. But with our tight daily schedules, having everyone around for a family meal can be somewhat tricky. From work schedules, attending meetings, errands, and after-school activities, it’s obvious we have limited time.
Despite this limited time, dedicate at least a night a week to sit around the dinner table with family. Sunday night will be a perfect time as you will have ample time to relax and have a family talk.
It’s good to let your children be a part of the meal planning and preparation. It will give them a good sense of oneself and a lifetime of healthy meal planning and preparation.
Ensure all forms of distractions are avoided during a meal. Seize this opportunity to check up on one another and enjoy the moment together. It’s a great moment to share and ask about the events of the day or week. Take your time during the meal, and also teach your children to do the same. Eating slowly is a healthy habit.
When you don’t have the time to sit with your children at the dinner table, find the time to chat with them while they’re eating. This gives them a feeling that they’re more important to you and deserve your time.