16th December 2016

I have been asked to write a quarterly column for the professional journal, Journal of Health Visiting (JHV). Hanley J Revisiting the family mealtime Journal of Health Visiting Vol 5 No 1 January 2017 pp 50–50

My choice of content has to fill a page. The column is entitled ‘The Last Word’ and presents an opinion on national events. As it was due for publication after Christmas, I chose the subject of families eating together as a way everyone meeting to share stories. When the ‘traditional meal’ in the 20th century is examined, it is easy to see how we have stopped eating home cooked meals around the table in favour of fast foods and plates on laps.

The next article is due in April, when I will, no doubt, write about mental health.

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