Tip: Importance of Eating Dinner as a Family

Studies have found that teens who have 5 or more family dinners per week are less likely to try marijuana, smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol than those who eat less often with their families.

Teen Eating Dinner as a FamilyStudies have found that teens who have 5 or more family dinners per week are three times less likely to try marijuana, two and a half times less likely to smoke cigarettes and one and a half times less likely to drink alcohol than those who eat less often with their families.

Call to Action:

Are your teens eating dinner with you as a family most evenings?

If not, make the necessary changes so everyone is eating dinner together as a family.

Include them in the dinner preparation. Besides learning necessary food preparation skills it provides time to talk about other things on their minds.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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