Research finds children benefit from family meals

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Research finds regular use of the family dinner table is a great way to raise a healthy, well-adjusted child.

That's according to a long-term study of children in Canada.

Those who routinely ate meals together with their family were more physically fit and tended to drink fewer sugary beverages.

They also had better social skills.

Experts say family dinners can expose kids to current events, and give them an outlet to talk about what happens during the day.