Family meals in Delaware
Why This Indicator Matters
Family meals provide a valuable opportunity to connect and have known health benefits. Specifically, shared family meals are more likely to be nutritious, kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods and more likely to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grants and teens who take part in regular family meals are less likely to smoke, drink alcohol or use marijuana and other drugs. Studies have shown that children who eat meals with their families are also more likely to have healthier diets as adults.
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Definitions: Meals in which all family members ate together in past week, two-year average
Data Source: National Survey of Children's Health. Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center on Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved from http://www.childhealthdata.org
Data last updated 01/2022
Data are now collected on a "rolling" sample basis, as with the American Community Survey, so estimates will be available every year, though for smaller states, only as multi-year estimates.
KIDS COUNT in Delaware
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is housed in the Center for Community Research and Service at the University of Delaware and led by a board of committed and concerned child and family advocates from the public and private sectors. Our mission is to provide high-quality data about the well-being of children, youth, and families, and advocate for positive changes in policies, priorities, and programs.Learn More