Issue link: http://magazine.progressivegrocer.com/i/689994
The unexpected results. Kids crave family time at the dinner table, and they're not always getting it. Brooke (15 years old): " I would rather sit at the dinner table than on the couch. You can talk to everyone and you're not focused on something else." Why is it important to eat dinner as a family? Brooke: " A lot more quality family time and connecting more with them, get to know them more." What will you get from more family dinners together? Mom's reaction: " I was sort of shocked. She never said anything about it." Dinner is important for strong family bonding and prepared foods makes the meal easier.