In a society filled with super-sized fast food meals and a wealth of fatty, sugary, and salty prepackaged foods, it can be difficult for families to eat healthfully. Restaurant food that used to be reserved for special occasions is routine now. Some children in Kentucky have never eaten a fresh blueberry, strawberry, or banana.
When was the last time you sat down to dinner with your family? The kind of meal that involves passing of dishes, good conversation, and genuine family bonding? For many, it may have been on Thanksgiving, but this type of important family event needn't happen only once or twice a year.
Families that make an effort to eat meals together at least three or four times a week enjoy significant benefits to their health, well-being, and relationships, all of which are explored in The Family Meal documentary above.
Family Dinners May Be a Growing Trend
The family meal hit a low point in the 1950s, the era of the TV dinner and the cultural shift that began to regard cooking dinner for the family as a major inconvenience. As foods become more readily available and storable in the freezer and in the pantry, the idea of cooking from scratch became almost passé.
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‘Family Meals’ is a documentary film portraying the need for acceptance by our loved ones through the ritual of family meals taking place in the charming and somewhat eccentric family of the director, Dana Budisavljevi?.
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