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.Â One of may favorite tips?
Donâ€™t give up. Iâ€™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.
Check out the entire article – including some reasons why my family has fallen into some not-so-great eating habits over the years – here.