This is how sharing meals with our family really affects us

Tip: You can order these food bundles for your next family bonding session

We already know that eating with our family gives us an opportunity to improve our relationship with them. But other than strengthening ties, what other benefits do family mealtimes really have?

Apparently, there’s a lot, especially in terms of nutritional and emotional perks. Having regular family meals is associated with lower rates of mental health problems like depression and anxiety as well as issues like substance abuse, eating disorders, tobacco use and early teenage pregnancy. Experts also say that this type of family bonding helps children have a higher self-esteem because it contributes to building their sense of belonging.

In terms of physical health, studies show that family mealtimes encourage healthier eating habits and minimize children’s picky eating tendencies. Experts also say that children who eat with their family have lower rates of obesity compared to those who dine alone.

These studies and expert research alone show us that family mealtimes should be done more frequently. Make your family look forward to these mealtimes even more by serving delicious food every time. Here are some budget-friendly family meal bundles you can order for your next bonding session.

Panda Express

Save up to P144 with Panda Express’ special Family Meal, which comes with large servings of one Orange Chicken, two Beijing Beef and two Chow Mein. This family bundle is available via takeout and the SM Malls Online app.

Pizza Hut

Order the Hot Deals Feast 999 meal deal from Pizza Hut for a pizza and pasta party at home with the fam. This bundle includes three regular-sized pan pizzas and two new pasta dishes, the Spaghetti Tomato and Herb and Spaghetti Creamy Bacon, for only P999.


Get three regular-sized Cokes for free with every purchase of the Yumburger Family Savers meal. Containing three Yumburgers and three regular fries, this bundle is available for only P195 until Apr. 28, 2021. Get it through the Jollibee delivery hotline #87000, delivery app or website, takeout or drive-thru at all Jollibee branches nationwide.

Yellow Cab

Take home one 9” Classic or Signature NY-Style Original Crust pizza, one 9” Classic or Signature NY-Style Thin Crust pizza and a half pound of chicken wings with up to four flavors for only P899. This promo is available for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery until July 10, 2021.Get more money-saving food deals online at the SM Malls Online app or order by dialing 8876-1111 (Metro Manila) or 0917-8761111 or 0908-8761111 (provincial malls) for delivery and pickup at SM.

Get these products without leaving home. Download the SM Malls Online app on Google Play or App Store to enjoy hassle-free shopping.

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