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October is ‘Eat Better, Eat Together Month'

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Did you know that October is 'Eat Better, Eat Together Month'? This month is dedicated to encouraging parents and children to eat meals together. In fact, children who have family meals on a regular basis have “fewer emotional and behavioral problems, greater emotional well-being, more trusting and helpful behaviors towards others and a higher life satisfaction, regardless of gender, age or family economics,” according to this year’s report from the Journal of Adolescent Health.

However, today's mom might be traveling for business, dads might be working late in the office, or kids might have late classes where they can't always be together at dinnertime. To help bring families Skype shared some tips with us on how to bring families closer during mealtime:

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    • Make family meal time when it’s convenient for you! If mornings are the only time the family is in one place, sit down for breakfast.
    • Running to and from meetings and sporting events? Pack a picnic and enjoy it between games!
    • Even if mom and dad are both out of town, ensure everyone has a place at the dinner table thanks to Skype Group Video Calling (which allows up to 9 additional callers to join in live).
    • Stop skipping family meals and start using. All you need to get started is a computer, smartphone or tablet mobile device, and an appetite. Just don’t forget to leave room for dessert.
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