In 2000 researchers found that adolescents and preteens who eat dinner with their families generally eat more fruits and vegetables and less minerals/soda and fried foods. Their food choices were usually more nutritious.
Studies have al so shown that households were family dinners are common are less likely to have children who get depressed, or suicidal, have an eating disorder.
Family dinners at least five times a week can drastically reduce the chances of your teenager smoking, drinking, and using drugs. Teens who have fewer than three family dinners a week are 3.5 times more likely to have abused prescription drugs and to have used illegal drugs other than marijuana, three times more likely to have used marijuana, more than 2.5 times more likely to have smoked cigarettes, and 1.5 times more likely to have tried alcohol, according to the CASA report.
So today, get home early and have dinner with your kids!
And the winners are:
1. Franklin Chidi Uzor
2. Ucheoma Nwanguma
3. Our voter (chosen through a random draw!) Uche Mbadiwe
Congratulations everyone!!! We are so proud of you!!! We did not know we had politicians in our midst oh!!!
It was a very, very close competition!Congratulations to everyone once again!!! The competition was very tough for the top 3 contenders so we are considering giving Ayeni Shayman a prize too! He was very close!!! If you want him to get a prize, leave a comment that says “I vote Ayeni” on the Emzor Facebook page!!!
An Emzor official will get in touch with each and every one of you to give you your prize of N50,000!!
Overall we had more than 800 people voting in this contest!!!
We have the best Facebook Fans!! Yayyy!!! Congratulations our dear Emzorites!!! (P.S. one of our friends on the Fan page suggested the name, Emzorites! We love that name!!! Thank you all!!!)
Emzor Pharmaceuticals for the past three weeks has been running weekly contests on a host of health related issues on its Facebook Page. The Nigerian healthcare firm uses the contests as a means of interacting with consumers and raising awareness on health issues.
The first week’s contest kicked off with a focus on medical myths and truths. Emzor’s Fans interacted extensively, contributing a total of over 100 entries. The winning entry for the kick off week was Ayodeji Agun.
Emzor will be hosting a succession of Facebook contests on its Fan page and will be willing to answer Fans’ questions, provide medical advice and interact with them on a wide range of health issues.
Visit Emzor on Facebook here: facebook.com/emzornigeria