Page Image Page Content According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 82 percent of parents of children under the age of 18 in the household say that they wished they had more meals together as a family. And the number-one reason cited for not eating together? You guessed it - "we're just too busy." So to promote family dinnertime and all the benefits that go with it, Boys Town has introduced At the Table, a challenge to America's families to make the time to eat together.Studies show that eating dinner together as a family can provide numerous benefits for children, including higher self-esteem and better communication with their parents. This is because eating together offers families a time to talk, promoting closeness, trust and comfort. But dinnertime needs to become a regular habit in order to sustain those benefits. And that means getting them used to it early on.See below for tips and advice developed by the parenting experts at Boys Town on how you can get your family to eat, laugh and grow together more often.More Tips and Advice At The Table Challenge Mad Libs Dinner Table Pledge Conversation Starters When Kids Won't Say a Mouthful Don't Invite the TV to Your Family Dinner Visit our At the Table Guide for More Content! Inside Look At The Table at Boys Town How do you get kids more interested in dinner time? How to start family dinners? Top 5 Reasons Why Meal Time is Important: Spicing Up Dinner with Games: When Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen Is a Good Thing SIGN UP FOR OUR eNEWSLETTER Sign up to receive ongoing tips and advice on all things parenting. First Name * Last Name * Email Address * Which eNewsletter would you like to receive? Boys Town eNewsletter Parenting eNewsletter *Abbreviated Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Boys Town from January 21-23, 2015 among 2,057 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.