We’ve known for years that family meals are important, but I recently came across this article on Science Daily that has some interesting information. As most of us probably know, having obese parents increases the risk that the children will be obese at some point. And the tough thing is that encouraging kids to diet or outright discussing their weight can sometimes have negative effects for the children. So it’s encouraging that some studies show that eating healthy meals together as a family can help with that. Even if it is not discussed, the children can see the adults making healthy choices, and they’re influenced by that. I’m sure you’d need to be really consistent with it though. What are your thoughts?