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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Which of the following is a result of eating family meals most days of the week?

  1. a. Higher intake of fruits and vegetables
  2. b. Less risk of drug and alcohol use
  3. c. Better academic performance
  4. d. All of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Healthy eating habits in individuals can be developed by eating family meals together most days of the week and with parental guidance. In a family, parents and other older adults  serve as role models that help teenagers to make healthy food choices. Besides that, family environment also decreases the inclination of individuals toward substance use. 

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer.

Option d. is given as “All of the above”

The homely and warm feeling of a family meal is often associated with a higher intake of fruits and vegetables, less risk of drug and alcohol use, and better academic performance in individuals. Elder members of the family will also provide guidance for healthy eating habits.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Higher intake of fruits and vegetables”.

Research indicates that family meals often tend to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables in individuals as family highly influences their decision-making process. The given statement is true. However, other options are also correct.

Hence, option a...

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