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Benefits of having regular meals and eating with family

Factors associated with a healthier diet in children

  • Eating a main meal

  • Not snacking much

  • Having regular meal times

  • Eating the same food as parents

  • Eating in a dining-designated space

  • Where meals are considered as enjoyable and a 'time to talk to each other'

  • Being the first-born child

  • A mother with more formal education

Source: Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh

Benefits of regular meals

  • Better energy levels

  • Ability to concentrate & think clearly

  • Ability to make healthier food choices

  • Healthy weight management

  • Avoidance of low blood glucose “gone” feeling

  • Supports stress management (both low & high blood glucose is a physical ‘stress’ to the body and can contribute to overall stress

Produced by Fair Food Fit Families

A Partnership Project of the Canterbury City Community Centre

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Healthy Active Australia – Community and School Grants Program

For specialised Diet and Nutrition advice seek the advice of a Professional Dietitian and Nutritionist Tabby Kabeer



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