The Importance of Family Mealtimes

In many households around New Zealand the evening meal time goes something like this.  Mum has been in the kitchen cooking dinner, and calls out to everyone that it is ready.  Hands are washed as Mum dishes up the meals, everyone comes out to the kitchen then take their plates back to the table to sit down to eat together. Unfortunately this is not what happens in the majority of households.  With after school activities, sports, committee meetings and working late it may have been some time since the whole family sat down together to eat, and yet research is beginning to show that eating … [Read more...]