A study was conducted In Australia about the importance and benefits of eating together with the family in order to be fit and healthy and represents another step in fighting obesity.

The study included prenatal, postnatal, childhood and adolescent periods of the children who participated in the study. Their growth has been followed through decades. It had been revealed that regular family meals reduce snacking and make for healthier food and social habits.

Eating together also allows parents to know the choice of food their children make and gives a possibility of showing right directions regarding nutrition as well as behavior.