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Families who eat together should pat themselves on the back! Eating together builds healthy children and healthy families. Parents are strong role models and can positively influence children's eating habits. It's best to start early, when the children are young and can form positive habits at an early age.
Young children may need a bit of help learning good mealtime manners. First, make a list of manners that are most important to your family. Next, review your family's list with all your children, young or old. It can be while reading a story book at bedtime for younger children, or for older children, while in the car driving to an activity.
Here are a few table manners to get you started:
Mealtimes together can be fun for families.
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