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The importance of dining with dignity
Good relationships are important for our mental wellbeing. As well as helping to build a sense of belonging and self-worth, such relationships also provide an invaluable opportunity to share positive experiences. NHS England advises arranging a fixed time to eat meals with family or friends, as a key step to mental wellbeing — providing a direct correlation between the effects that eating with others can have on our state of mind (www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improvemental-wellbeing). At a time when we, as a nation, are living through a pandemic which prevents us from socialising with friends and family, eating together is proving more problematic than ever.