Eating together could benefit you and your family and friends.

That is the message from the Porcupine Health Unit Dietitians, who are stressing for the month of March the importance of eating together.

Dietetic Intern Amy Boucher says eating with others encourages connections, and so they are pushing families   to eat together and regularly, and for those who live alone to share mealtime with friends.

Registered Dietitian Victoria Hall says healthy eating habits are more likely to be established through meal planning and cooking at home, through this, families can involve kids more in their cooking to increase confidence in the kitchen.

Screen time during meals should also be limited says Boucher, as when we are eating mindlessly, we often don’t pay attention to how much we eat or what.