GALLERY: Fragmented Dinner Time

Fragmented dinner time
(Photo credit: J. Arnold and CELF)
 
Allowing dinner time to devolve into independent, individual mini-meals is threatening a sacrosanct American tradition: the family dinner. Fragmented dinners, in which family members eat sequentially or in different rooms, were commonplace in two-thirds of the Los Angeles households.
 
Just 17 percent of dinners were consumed with everyone together.
 
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