Over the past 18 years, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
has surveyed thousands of American teens and their parents to identify situations and circumstances that influence the risk of teen substance abuse. This research report from 2012
demonstrates once again that magic happens during family mealtime when children and parents gather around the table and engage each other in conversation.
This referenced white paper reviews current consumer research that highlights the perceived value of family meals that includes the social, emotional, healthful and financial benefits of meal sharing at home. Consumers believe that eating at home together with family is important however they identify numerous obstacles to achieving more family meals. The report explores the full set of conditions that can enable all types of families to enjoy more breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions together at home. Download the Report
These infographics depict additional research that support the benefits of family meals. Click on an image to enlarge it and share.