Consistent and healthy family dinners can bring great rewards. It's not "all about" what's on the plate, although that is certainly important. The things that happen when we gather around the table are also key. This goal takes planning, of course, but requires less effort and time than you may think. Simplified menu plans and family involvement can be fostered. When fun, meaningful (even joyful) family time is the reward, you will consider it time well spent.