A recent survey claims that children who have their meals along with parents tend to be fitter than kids who eat alone. Researchers were surprised when they compared two groups of kids.
Nearly 200 families were involved in the study. One group had their meals along with the whole family while the kids in the other group had their meals alone.
After a period of few months, the kids who ate alone either overate or ate too less. This could be due to lack of parental supervision.
Also, researchers say that there could be a link between parent-kid attachment and overall health of the kid. The emotional attachment gets enhanced when families eat together and this shows up on the overall health and habits of an average kid.
Also, parents get to spend quality time with kids when they eat together. Parents get a chance to talk and interact with kids when they have dinner together.
When parents get more time to talk with kids they'll get a chance to explain a lot about healthy living habits and eating habits and this could also be a reason behind kids being healthy when they have the habit of eating with the whole family.