Family meals and children's health

Obesity Reviews have published the results of a meta-analysis which investigates the relationship between the frequency of family meals and nutritional health in children.

Researchers examined 57 studies with more than 200,000 participants. They found that having frequent meals together as a family was associated with improved overall diet quality, a less unhealthy diet and a lower body mass index (BMI).

Family meal frequency and nutritional health was not influenced by child’s age, country or meal type.       

For more information on the importance of eating together as a family check out our why family meals matter page.

Posted: 05/02/2018 11:44:42 by Sarah Cassidy
Filed under: BMI, Family, Family meals, Health, Obesity


 

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