Put your phones away, turn off your IPADS and tune into your spouse, kids, and family. A simple pancake breakfast can make all the difference. Why gather? Why turn around the damaging trend of constant connectivity, screen time, and instant gratification?
· Because research examining 5,000 teenagers has shown that when children eat with their parents regularly, they are more likely to be emotionally strong and have better mental health.
· Teens who ate regular family meals were also more likely to be adjusted, have good manners, and communication skills.
· Eating together has also been shown to help Mom’s out as well. Mothers who ate with their families often were also found to be happier and less stressed as compared to mothers who did not.
Believe it or not, if you have a demanding job, finding time to eat with your family may actually leave you feeling less stressed. In 2008, researchers at Brigham Young University conducted a study of IBM workers and found that sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain from long hours at the office.
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Launch is scheduled for March 2018.
This is your call to action. Join the movement. Unplug your digital devices and re-engage with what’s important in life – your family, and friends!