In a nation battling obesity, your kids may be getting more than reading, writing and arithmetic at school. Soda pop, ice cream and cookies just might be in the mix.
Over the years, there has been extensive research completed on the benefits of families eating together. For example, Research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)* at Columbia University consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their family, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.
t Dream Dinners we identify entrees that meet dietary guidelines for calories, fat and sodium, and are continually looking for more ways to improve the healthful quality of our dinners.
Our eating habits, the foods we eat and drink – and those we don’t – play a major role in preventing 4 of the 10 leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes and also play a role in how well we age.