Prioritizing family meals may be the most powerful step you can take for your familyís well-being. Family meals not only strengthen family ties, they can actually lead to better physical and mental health for children. Kids who have regular family meals eat better, are less likely to be overweight and do better in school than children who donít. Teens who have regular family meals are less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs, and are more likely to have healthier diets as adults. The older kids are, the more they may need this protected time together, but the less likely they are to get it. Click below for practical suggestions to make family meals a reality.