The family meal as a cultural heritage

Sharing a common meal has always promoted social cohesion. It builds confidence and trust in a way that few other activities can. Learn how cultural scientists explain today’s eating habits and how eating meals together is associated with better school performance and wellbeing.
  • Family mealtime – notes on an endangered species

    Sharing a meal has always established solidarity as well as hierarchies. This cultural history of eating teaches us why we eat what we eat and what it means to us
    Authors: Gunther Hirschfelder, Sarah Thanner | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photos: private | 2019/2
  • ‘Family meals help children to form healthy eating habits’

    Dr Mattea Dallacker investigates the social impact of family meals on children’s eating habits
    Interview: Anna Luszczakiewicz | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Lena Haas | 2019/2
  • Too much sugar!

    An interview with Silke Restemeyer from the German Nutrition Society (DGE) on excess sugar in children’s diets
    Interview: Jasmin Priesnitz | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: German Nutrition Society (DGE) | 2019/2
  • How do children learn to self-regulate?

    Sabina Pauen is a professor of developmental and biological psychology. Her current focus is on children’s ability to self-regulate and the role that parents play here
    Interview: Jasmin Priesnitz | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Heidelberg University | 2019/2
  • Getting kids into the kitchen

    If we want to ensure that children have a healthy relationship with food, we need to do more than just cook them healthy and nutritious meals: we have to get them involved
    Author: Anna Fuchs | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: private | 2019/2
  • Eating mindfully

    Learn what Phorms Campus Frankfurt City and Phorms Campus München do to improve the students’ diet and foster nutritional awareness among them
    Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Phorms Education SE | 2019/2
  • Healthy and happy

    How to handle everyday nutrition responsibly
    Recipes by Phorms mothers | Photos: private | 2019/2