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TIME.com: Why the Family Meal is Cooking Again — Jun. 12, 2006 — Page 2

Families who make meals a priority also tend to spend more time on reading for pleasure and homework. A whole basket of values and habits, of which a common mealtime is only one, may work together to ground kids. But it’s a bellwether, and baby boomers who won’t listen to their instincts will often listen to the experts: the 2005 casa study found that the number of adolescents eating with their family most nights has increased 23% since 1998.

See my post Across the Kitchen Table. Have I started a trend since my last post?

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