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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

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B4FD Reflections: Our Year in Blog for Family Dinner

by Grace R. Freedman

Last year, Billy, Kathleen and I launched the Blog for Family Dinner project with the idea that we would create a platform to celebrate the benefits of family dinner, while being honest about its challenges. We invited a wide array of bloggers, educators, parents, public health researchers and good food advocates to [...]

B4FD Reflections: Today is a Gift

by Billy Mawhiney

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

We live in a different world than the one we grew up in. Time seems less and responsibilities seem more. Parents can sometimes feel like [...]

Food Day—It’s Time to Eat Real!

by Lilia Smelkova

I have probably always wanted to work in food without knowing it. Growing up in Belarus, Eastern Europe, I spent summers in the country where we foraged in the fields, gathered mushrooms and stomped on the hay in the neighbor’s barn to pack it for winter. I [...]

B4FD Reflections: Cooking with Kids

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

 

I’m a big believer in the value of involving kids in the kitchen.  I’ve written and read lots of advice about ways for including kids in the kitchen.  [...]

America Makes Dinner Day

by Kati Chevaux

At Cozi, we are constantly thinking about how to make it easier for families get a meal on the table every night. That’s why earlier this year, we teamed up with The Partnership for a Healthier America to find out what it would be like if we all [...]

B4FD Reflections: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

We made a conscious effort at B4FD to include posts from a variety of perspectives on family dinner to convey the message that there is no single “correct” [...]

What I’ve Learned from Family Dinner

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

Recently my oldest daughter started her senior year of high school.  While we prepare and look forward to launching her into an exciting future next year, we also find ourselves feeling a bit sad and nostalgic as we experience a lot of “lasts” with her this year (e.g., her [...]

B4FD Reflections: The Tradition of a Nontraditional Family Dinner

by Billy Mawhiney

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

It could simply be my generation, but finding the alternative or nontraditional way of doing things seems to be the new tradition. I grew up in a [...]

A Table Tradition

On the outside, the idea of Time at the Table began as I was cleaning up from a dinner party.

Kitchen Kids – Time at the Table

Reflecting on the evening as a whole: the great conversations, the great food, and simply, the fact that we didn’t need TV’s and computers to

entertain us. The idea [...]

B4FD Reflections: Fitting Family Dinner into Crazy Family Life

by Grace R. Freedman

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

“Really? You have family dinner every night?!” It’s a question I get asked quite a bit. I sense people feel I am lying when I say yes. [...]