The B4FD Project features blog posts from guest writers that explore the far-reaching benefits of family dinner.

Family Dinner Month 2012: Sept 17 -- Oct 29, 2012




The Blog for Family Dinner Project (B4FD) is dedicated to creating a community of people who care about food, family, health and the environment and who believe that family dinner is a powerful force for good. Please join our Facebook community for latest updates.

We launched the Blog for Family Dinner Project in the Fall of 2011 and have continued the project through 2012. We have published posts on themes that busy families can relate to, like involving kids in family meals and how “all kinds of families” can benefit from a communal table. A full list of posts and participants can be found here.

History of B4FD Project:

From September 26, 2011 (Family Day, CASA)* to October 24, 2011 (Food Day, CSPI)*,  we featured daily blog posts that explored the far-reaching benefits of family dinner, while acknowledging the challenges for busy families. Bloggers from all over and all walks of life took part in the campaign and we have had close to 100 writers contribute their expertise and individual perspectives. The blog posts featured a wide-range of personal stories, advice, resources, recent research and recipes, and all served as inspiration to readers trying to make family dinner work for them.

Blog for Family Dinner (B4FD) was created by the founders of EatDinner.org, Time at the Table, and Dinner Together as a not-for-profit collaboration.



We are grateful for the inspired graphic design and logo creation by Michelle Hickey Design. Thank you to Laurie David and Jennifer Schiff of The Family Dinner Book for advice and support in the initial launch of this project.

Founding partners

Grace R. Freedman, Ph.D  EatDinner.org  Research,  Education and Resources on the Benefits of Eating Dinner with Your Family

Billy Mawhiney  Time at the Table  Reconnecting Families, One Table at a Time

Kathleen Cuneo,  Ph.D.  Dinner Together  Building Healthy Families One Meal at a Time and Kitchen Table Parents  Nourishing Healthy Families

Media inquiries:  Please visit our Press page for more information or our Contact Us page to submit an inquiry. You can also reach us at info@blogforfamilydinner.org