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  • Study: Families spend half of their evening meal distracted by technology, tasks

    Families spend about half of their evening meal distracted by electronics, toys and tasks, according to a recent study by University of Illinois alumna Jaclyn Saltzman, who conducted the research while earning a doctorate in family studies.

    Families spend about half of their evening meal distracted by electronics, toys and tasks, according to a recent study by University of Illinois alumna Jaclyn Saltzman, who conducted the research while earning a doctorate in family studies.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jaclyn Saltzman, call 847-754-7652; e-mail jsaltzman@hsph.harvard.edu

    The paper “Associations between father availability, mealtime distractions and routines, and maternal feeding responsiveness: An observational study” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI:  10.1037/fam0000519