We've heard that eating at home is healthier than eating out or buying prepared food from the grocery store, right?
As mentioned in an article in Natural Awakenings, eating out correlates with childhood obesity. Childhood obesity being a condition where a child's body mass index (BMI) exceeds the normal range.
Granted, many of us find ourselves in the daily rough and tumble with little time to prepare a well-balanced healthy meal for our family. However, a study cited in the article found that home cooked meals prompt parents to shop for healthier foods. Kitchen ambience encourages healthy eating as well.
You can read the full article HERE.
Source: Wikipedia; "Home is where the Healthy Meal is," Natural Awakenings, November 2011, Pg. 13
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