Family dinners are a disappearing trend in modern society. Eating is done in a rush, based on ready-made food (sometimes fast food). The disappearence of family dinners has far-reaching consequences that effect our nutrition, development and more. A recurrent finding that has been found in many studies shows that the more you eat family meals, the less you are at risk of obesity, eating disorders and behavioral problems. Family meals are related to a balanced diet.
Sitting around a table has also become a rare concept. Most eating is done while engaging in other activities - watching TV, movies, driving. Instead of a healthy family meals, meals are now based on convenience- grabbing whatever is closest - snacks that are loaded with calories such as cakes, cookies, ice cream and fast foods. Preparing food has become a chore.
Social meals for people living alone is just as important - sometimes people who live alone don't bother to prepare meals for themselves. This limits the variety of food they eat. Investing in meals today is no less important than it ever was, despite the wonders of modern technology.
Breakfast is no longer a given. There are many studies that show that eating a healthy breakfast lowers a person's risk of obesity and increases their chances of maintaining a healthy weight. Eating breakfast has also proven to help students achieve better grades and improves concentration. Breakfast has a significant impact on our overall health and well-being.