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    Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner or maybe just tea time, good meal time habits are always essential because not only do they reflect you as a person, but it is a good time for everyone to bond and build relationships. But with every family and every meal, there are a set of things that nearly every family might do wrong and these set of tips just promote good habits that we must all inculcate the next time we have a meal with our families or friends just for the betterment of ourselves as individuals.

    1.Always eat together as a family.

    Many families with young children, older persons or teenagers will know that a lot of times, meals have to be brought to the person's room but try not to encourage this and have at least one meal that the entire family eats together. Preferably make this dinner because if it is breakfast, family members might be hurrying up to get to school or work and lunch might be spent at the school or work place so try going for a family dinner together. Encouraging a good family dinner means that the family learns to bond together and members who like to be in isolation most of the time are pulled into the family too.

    2.Promote good dinner time chat.

    It is no use getting your entire family to sit around the dinner table if it feels awkward because no one is talking. Teenagers and children might even turn against you because of this. Try to talk to everyone asking what they've been up to the whole day, whether or not they like the food, what they could change in it and just keep the conversation flowing.

    3.Never watch TV whilst eating meals.

    That is probably one of the worst things you can do because sometimes, you are just so engrossed watching the telly that you don't know what you are eating. I know it sounds strange but part of good meal time habits is that you concentrate on your food and appreciate what you are eating. Also, the telly will prevent good meal time chat and you are only going to bond with the TV rather than with the rest of the family.

    4.Get the family cooking.

    This will definitely work with children but try to get even the older members of your family cooking together rather than dumping it all on to one person. Someone can chop the vegetables while someone else does the meat so divide the work among the members of the family so they all feel involved.

    5.Wash your hands before every meal.

    My parents who are doctors always ask me to wash my hands before every meal even if I am going to eat with a knife and a fork. I never really understood why I should do this but when they gave me a valid answer, they did have a point. Children and teenagers and sometimes even adults will touch their food if they have to sometimes. They may touch the rim of their plates and this means that you are depositing all of the bacteria from your hands on to the plate. When you eat off the plate, all of those bacteria go into your stomach. If you are eating something like a sandwich or a burger and sometimes, some people like eating pizzas with their hands, this is directly feeding yourself bacteria so wash your hands even though you might use a knife and a fork.

    6.Light the room well.

    If the dining room looks very upbeat, the meal immediately looks interesting and your family members will reflect the mood of the lighting too. If the place looks very dull, everyone might be running a bit low on their energy so it is best if you put some nice lighting and some VERY low music in the background just so that you have a pleasant eating experience.

    7.Taste everything even if you don't like it.

    Children and teenagers might reject a new food if you present it to them and I know that some adults might be sceptical about eating certain foods but give them a tip. Ask them to try just a tiny spoonful and if they like it, they can have more. If they don't, then leave them to finish the rest of their meal. A lot of the times people have preconceived ideas that they don't like a particular kind of food but if they try a bit, there is a possibility they might love it. If you cook the dish again and your child rejects it, ask them to try it again. Constant feeding in really tiny spoonfuls may lead to the child or person getting used to it and thinking that it isn't that bad after all.

    8.Good manners while leaving the table don't hurt.

    If someone has to leave the table immediately because they have to do some important work or attend a call, have them say "Excuse me" and say what that important thing they had to do is. This way, the person is learning manners that are useful if he or she is at a formal dinner place and most of all, good manners just don't hurt! This way you know where the person is going and you are assured that they aren't indirectly saying they don't want to eat with the rest of the family.

    9.Be decent at the table.

    My parents always told me that eat at home like you would eat outside. Never do silly things like burp or pour gravy on your fingers or something silly. Don't play around with food or make faces in your potato mash. Even laughing loudly isn't very polite especially if you are outside. Teaching this to children and using it yourself means that you are encouraging good manners and that you learn to eat outside the same way. Doing silly things at home are excusable but doing them outside where there are other people isn't really that laudable. So try eating at home as decently as you can. Children will want to muck about but tell them straight off that it isn't very polite. Tell them that they wouldn't want to have someone burping at them or laughing at them.

    10.Teach children to eat well.

    Teenagers and children can be quite fussy when it comes to eating food. Refer this article that teaches how to get your children to eat healthily. If you use the tips I've provided in that article, you will notice a significant change in the eating habits of your children.

    Just little things like the ones I've listed above will not only teach you and your children how to have a good ettiquette when you go outside but also it is helping your family bond indirectly through a meal. This really is food for thought!























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