ANCHOR LEAD: Is your dinner table collecting dust? Today's busy schedules don't have to mean less family-facetime at mealtime?. And Brian Osuch finds out there are benefits to eating meals as a family. (:59)
SCRIPT: Lifestyles, I'm Brian Osuch. When's the last time your family sat down to have a meal with one another? October is National Eat Better; Eat Together month. Jacqueline Petty with The Association for Dressings & Sauces says you may be surprised how this time together enhances your families' lives.
CUT: (Petty) Research in Pediatrics finds children who eat with their families have healthier diets, are less likely to be overweight and often perform better in school than their classmates.
SCRIPT: Petty says National Eat Better; Eat Together month is the perfect time to create new routines and habits by eating nutritious meals together.
CUT: (Petty) Make your dishes more fun and flavorful by adding salad dressings and condiments to your meals. Mayonnaise adds terrific flavor to deviled eggs, sandwiches and deli salads. And who doesn't like dipping chips or veggies into a tasty salsa or a favorite dip?
SCRIPT: For more, log onto Dressings-dash-sauces-dot-org. That's Lifestyles from the Association for Dressings & Sauces. I'm Brian Osuch.
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