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National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

Though Halloween may be the better-known tradition, October also brings us National Eat Better; Eat Together Month.  Eating together can help boost a family’s health and happiness especially for kids and teens.

One recent study found that kids with asthma had better control over the disease if their families spent more time during meals talking about their day. Research also shows kids who dine with their families may get better grades. And mealtime gatherings may help prevent teenage experimentation with tobacco, alcohol and marijuana.

[MedlinePlus HealthDay video, October 21, 2011] Also see a more complete report in The Nation’s Health .  

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