Eating together as a family is a powerful force for psychological health. It’s a seemingly easy thing to do to encourage:
- Good communication
- Improved mood
- Healthy habits
- Decreased anxiety
- Better performance and school/work
But actually eating (happily) together is easier said than done…especially when no one in your family eats the same thing.
I recently wrote an article over at Produce for Kids offering some tips for getting your family around the table at once. One of may favorite tips?
Don’t give up. I’ve known a lot of families who have tried to change their cooking and eating habits, only to quickly become discouraged by the enormity of the task. Habits (especially eating habits) take a long time to form, and take a long time to change. By setting small, realistic goals and giving your family lots of grace, you will notice positive changes over time.