Dec 20, 2012 1:56 PM by NBC News

Family meals equal healthier meals

Children who eat more meals with their family consume more fruits and vegetables than those whose families rarely eat together.

A new British study assessed how many children were eating the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies each day.

Researchers found on average, children consumed only 3.7 portions a day, but kids who always ate family meals together consumed about one and a half more servings of fruits and vegetables than those who never ate with their families.



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