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The University of Minnesota Medical School's Center for Adolescent Health and Development has released new research saying that families that eat together tend to raise healthier kids – even if the families don’t particularly get along.

The research also suggests that the more frequently families eat together, the better off their kids are – and that girls usually benefit even more than boys do because they are more “emotionally nuanced.”
KC's View:
This makes perfect sense. Kids who eat regularly with their families are going to be healthier physically, healthier emotionally.

We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again. The US supermarket industry should take as its goal getting families to eat one more meal together each week. It would be a terrific campaign, highlighting the industry’s relevance and importance to American families.

It would be the best kind of message, and it would give stores and chains concerned about differentiating themselves a cause around which to rally.