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Favorite Cookbooks, Classic and Contemporary: a KidsOutAndAbout Resource

by Kathleen McCormack

If there's one thing that's on the mind of every parent every day, it's "What's for dinner?" More than wanting to provide a nutritious meal for your family, you're desperate to get them all gathered around the family table. We've heard how important it is to share a family meal, but perhaps you didn't realize just HOW important. The Family Dinner Project reports, "Recent studies link regular family dinners with many behaviors that parents pray for: lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher grade-point averages and self-esteem. Studies also indicate that dinner conversation is a more potent vocabulary-booster than reading, and the stories told around the kitchen table help our children build resilience. The icing on the cake is that regular family meals also lower the rates of obesity and eating disorders in children and adolescents."

Allow your trusted team of moms and grandmas at KidsOutAndAbout to offer our favorite cookbooks for family meals. Find the team member who best matches your cooking style to see what she recommends for chefs like you!    

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Kathleen McCormack is the managing editor of KidsOutAndAbout.com and mother of two wonderful children under age 4.