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Family Mealtimes: Do You Eat Together?

Growing up, it was imperative for the family to eat at least one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) together.  In fact, it is still our custom at my mom's house. That said, this morning we sat down and ate together, in front of the TV (not ideal) but it was fun.

Me, i learned my good table manners and proper etiquette during family meals.

Do you eat (at least one meal) together as a family?

What does eating as a family mean to you?

Here is an interesting article

The benefits of eating together

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=439

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Eating together is a nice idea

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we use to eat together when i was still with my mom mostly in the morning and in the evening but now im married sometimes i eat with my husband but most of the time we don't eat together he is either in the room searching documents.

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Well, growing up, it was every man to his own plates, at his own prefered time.

but i do remember visiting some of my friends house, and seeing every body dipping their hands in the same bowl of garri and soup. men, just like the Lord and his 12 appostles.

And you found out they normally remove the meats/fish into a seperate plate, to be shared later(the youngest shares, the eldest picks first). lol

It used to be a funny scene, u know.

Now, i personally think its a lovely site for a family to sit together, round a dinner table and get the meals served. thats why the first piece of furniture i bought in my own house was a very sound dinner table/set. Am looking 4ward to that.

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Growing up sunday afternoon, now! everybody has left the net.

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"the family that eats together stays together"

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OFCOURSE! we still eat together as a family!

Only in the evenings though.

coz breakfast, everyone is rushing to go to school, office etc, so we eat separately, lunch, dad and mom is not around, just me and my brothers, then dinner, EVERYONE IS AROUND SO WE EAT TOGETHER, except if dad travels or come back late.

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So often I can't remember one!

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when i was a kid  we did eat 2gether but not now.cos i have my diet plan

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At least once a day dinner time. But while i was younger my mum insisted on our eating together as a family, those days it was really fun.

Oh how i miss it. Lagos wahala dey too much.

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Don't remember having a meal on the same table with my dad when growing up. But it's now a tradition in my home - every sunday morning (after church). My kids now look forward to it so the wife tries to make it as elaborate as possible. I don't know to what extent we've bonded because of it, but it sure feels good.

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i think it is a good idea. it gives you opportunity to bond, relax and talk.

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It used to b a very great moment as younger kids

May Dad never catch you eating in the Kitchen

But then things have changed. Everyone is grown up and seeking his own success and destiny

But the man and his wife still eat together ooh!!

Once in a while, when there is a reunion, we do eat together like last xmas

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It use to be a common family pratice before, but now eating together on sunday its not a rugular tin, most especially wen u have to wait for all those meetings after church service and beside am not always at home most weekends these days. Eating together as a family strengthens the bond and enable to really appreciate been a family

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We eat dinner together as a family every night on weekdays and on weekends, we eat lunch and dinner together. It's been like this since I was really little.

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my mum takes it a lil bit further by trying to get all of us to eat from the same plate/pot.

it happened a few times but no more. bloody thing slows my swallowing pace

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After reading the responses - some of you were privilege growing up. For us, eating in the bed room was a “no-no” and we were not allowed to have a TV in the bedroom.

The one thing we all agree on though:- it's important to eat together

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hey what do you think

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Long,long time ago,when we were growing up.

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eat together sha? i cant remember when last we were complete. its either the father is missing or the mother. sometimes, the two of them. understand the lagos thing. its not easy. we get to enjoy the luxury on some very rare sunday afternoons sha.

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Yes, but the roll-call is not always complete, daddy may come home late etc.

But as a bacheclor, i always eat with my fiancee whenever she visits, its a must.

Its a good habit that must be cultivated.

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Breakfast and dinner,Yes.Lunch. . .no time for that xcept weekends

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we ate together when we lived together.

thats not the case now since we all left home and all grown.

we still eat together whenever we go home.

as a family, i would encourage eating together. you may not know it but a whole lot of bonding is happening.

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Unfortunately not simply bcuzz when I'm hungry, my sister might not be hungry at that time and vice versa.

Also I don't really eat breakfast most of the time . . . I don't have any sort of appetite in the morning.

So the rule is, eat when you are hungry. Chikena!

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when i was growing up, we did. my mom will pour food in a big fancy tray with nice spoons and we all eat from there. very nice the dragging was fun even though there was one big pot of food in the kitchen we drag around which was really nice.

i will make sure i eat from the same plate as my man. yes we will share one dish come what may.

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not always true. We ate together almost all the time and i see no difference now that i eat alone.

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Good families always eat together, it strengthens the bond among the members of the family i believe.

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Growing up, I think we only truly ate together (on the dining table) on Sunday afternoons. At least when I was a teenager (home from boarding house).

I don't have kids yet but my husband and I tend to eat at the same time, in front of the TV. Sometimes we don't, but most times we do.

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yes, we still eat together,especially wit mum.

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Way Back when i was growing not now. . . . . .

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Nope, when i was living with the family i just take my food up to my room and eat in front of the computer. I live alone now so. . .

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Rarely, mostly when we are having takeaways, but other than that, nah.

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Only on Thanksgiving and special holidays.Ordinary days some eat in the room,in the living room or in front of the computer.~~~Some at night,evening or when the food is ready~~~!!

So We do not eat as a family!!

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