Family Dinner Is More Than Food

September 26, 2011

A recent survey of over 2,000 American teens by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Comumbia University showed teens who had family dinners less than 3 times a week were almost 4 times more likely to use tobacco and more than twice as likely to use alcohol or marijuana as teens who had five to seven family dinners each week. 

Family dinner is so much more than the food. It's the checking in, the sitting together, and engaging with others in the family unit. 

Before the naysayers pick apart the study too quickly, it makes sense. What better way to keep your kids heading in the right direction, than to take pit stops together to check the map? 



Bob Senesi's picture

It's a great way to continue family connectivity.