NY Times essay - Kitchens as health hazard?
And he doesn't mean the radioactive granite or the insufficient MUA.
This is an amusing and thoughtful essay by a pediatrician wondering if the amenities in our modern, convenient, "beautifully lit" combination-kitchens-and-entertainment-areas are encouraging less activity and more eating.
Interesting question. My own kitchen is small and not communal (although beautifully lit) but I'm still managing to be, well, shall we say, increasingly less slim than I used to be. Obviously there are lots of factors at work.
Fun kitchen article, anyway.
Here is a link that might be useful: Is your kitchen a health hazard?