Roma family trying to defy ‘sad’ family dinner stats
ROMA’S Tracey Biehn is grateful for dinner every night with her young family – and disappointed more Australians can’t.
New research from Mars Foods has found Australian families feel more connected while sharing dinner than any other activity but only a small minority actually have the dinnertimes they desire.
Time-poor and stressed families are sacrificing the evening sit-down, with only half of Australians eating their weekday dinners at any kind of table.
More than half surveyed sat in front of the TV to eat dinner at least once a week.
Ms Biehn said her family of partner Marek Kosciuczyk and two children eat at the dinner table every night like her parents did, but she’s also added a new twist.
“We all eat together at the table every night and we also started a tradition of telling each other three things we are grateful for,” she said.
“I started that because I wanted my kids to be grateful for the good things.”
Ms Biehn said the statistics were disappointing.
“I guess I wasn’t surprised, but I was a bit sad,” she said.