What happened to daily family dinner? Bring the tradition back with New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Allen

With crazy schedules and busy lives, the family dinner tradition can easily be replaced with take-out meals and dinner by the TV.

In fact, a recent study conducted by Eckrich(R), found that 40% of American families eat dinner together only three or fewer times a week, with 10% never eating dinner together at all.

However, New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Allen says family dinner at the table is actually the most important time of the day and needs to make a comeback.

In her new book“THE HOUR THAT MATTERS MOST: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal,” Allen explains how sharing that evening meal and communicating with each other has a profoundly positive impact on children.

Allen is also the co-founder of Dream Dinners and shares how to fix-and-freeze delicious meals that are convenient for even the busiest of parents.

For more on Allen’s new book or dinner ideas, watch our interview below. Or tune into this week’s episode of California Life with Heather Dawson airing nationwide.