Family Meal Frequency, Diet, and Family Functioning: A Systematic Review With Meta-analyses
Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, May 2020This new study builds on years of previous research studies and demonstrates the value of family meals. There are two notable findings to this study:
Overall, this study shows more frequent family meals were associated with better dietary outcomes and family functioning outcomes.
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