Help for keeping dinner in the family

WASHINGTON – The family that eats together thrives together. So a Chevy Chase author is challenging families to sit down to dinner.

Author Aviva Goldfarb is the busy mother of two high school students and knows the challenge of putting a meal on the table. But she says research clearly points to the benefits of families eating together.

“The kids do better in school; they’re less likely to be overweight, less likely to engage in risky behaviors, and … they even do better on their SATs,” Goldfarb says.

Goldfarb is challenging 10,000 families to commit to eating together at least three times a week for four weeks. Her website offers support, and participants will receive free e-mails or texts that spell out dinner menus and grocery lists.

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