Communal Eating and the Importance of Sharing a Meal and Conversation

Yesterday at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, I hosted 8 guest to celebrate the New Year (my new year).  The benefits of dining with others is the centering of food and conversation which helps to upwardly build relations.

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In today’s community or world we don’t eat with our family a lot. We’re typically always on the go, with our extended family from work, or maybe with our friends. Whatever the situation, we aren’t spending two hours a day communally eating.

What is Communal Eating:

Communal Eating As A Vaccination Against Loneliness And Social Isolation

Eating together and having a quintessential human experience is communal dining. You get to catch up with your peers, family, or partners. It’s a great way to learn from one another and inspire new cuisines, cultural practices, and share information.

Conarga released news about a national survey that they performed, which found that 40 percent of American families eat dinner together at three or fewer times a week. I’m not for sure when the news release was published but I’ll guess that it was around 2003. Do you think that number has increased or decreased?

Well I’m gone get straight to the point with you. I’m improving my life and culture, so how I bond with humans in my life is utterly important to me. It’s not about one individual but about the unit as a collective. It’s about the whole experience and learning how not to be selfish or kill the mood of others, being aware of how you’re energy (Inner G) impacts others.

Here’s my Why

Inspired by GOODNET, gateway to doing good

9 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family 

  1. Betters Relationships
  2. Leads to Healthier Food Choices
  3. Can Lead to Better Grades or Work Experience
  4. A Chance to Explore New Foods
  5. Lead to Greater Happiness
  6. Homemade Meals Promotes Portion Control including Public Communal Dining
  7. Equals healthy Children and Adults
  8. Relieves Stress
  9. Saves Money
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