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Minnesota Research Finds Teens Who Partake in Family Meals Have Healthier Diets

New research from the University of Minnesota has found that families who eat breakfast together may be positively influencing their teen’s food choices and weight-related health. The latest study examined a diverse group of teens to learn about the practice of eating breakfast together as a family and connections with diet and weight status. The study, appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was led by Dr. Nicole Larson, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, who partnered with fellow University of Minnesota researchers Dr. Rich MacLehose, Dr. Jayne Fulkerson, Dr. Jerica Berge, Dr. Mary Story, and Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer.