by Leanne Ely
You’ve done the shopping, the chopping, the cooking, the serving, and assembled the whole family around the dinner table for a nice meal together. Now what? Sometimes getting good conversations started can be tougher than an overcooked steak (especially with teenagers). With hectic schedules, electronic devices, jobs, school, church, and [...]
produced by Parent Earth
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, Parent Earth asked different parents about their Family Food Rules. Here are two videos featuring Laurie David and Melora Hardin.
Laurie David, Parent Earth Expert, award-wining filmmaker and Author of “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a [...]
by Polly Dunn, Ph.D.
Earlier this year I happened upon an article by a respected family psychologist and parenting expert. In it, he provided lots of ideas on how parents could improve their family life, a number of which I completely agreed with. But then I got to his recommendation about family dinners. He [...]
by Aviva Goldfarb
It was a pretty typical morning. By 7 a.m. I had cleaned up the kitchen and cleaned up dog vomit, made 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches, changed the laundry and changed a light bulb. I had been up several times during the night with a sick child. Andrew had left [...]
by Angela Lemond
Recently, I was honored to speak at the Texas PTA Leadership Conference in Austin, TX on the importance of family mealtimes. The benefits of family meals go far beyond nutrition. Did you know that young people who reported eating dinner with their family 5 or more times [...]
by Jane DeLaney
I have found that generally most parents fall into one of two categories when it comes to their approach to dinnertime.
One category….. you grew up eating dinner together somewhat regularly with your family and you have a conviction to carry it forward with your own family.
The second category…..you [...]
By Grace R. Freedman, Ph.D.
Blog for Family Dinner Month starts in just two days! Please join us on Sunday, 9.25.11, and check in every day to read and share the great posts from our daily Featured Bloggers. (We will publish seven days a week!)
A few months ago, my colleagues and I [...]
The cofounders in this project, Grace Freedman of eatdinner.org, Billy Mawhiney of Time at the Table, and Kathleen Cuneo of Dinner Together, will be will offering a teleseminar, “Celebrate Family Dinner with #B4FD!” on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 12pm Eastern. We will be discussing why family meals matter, some tips for overcoming obstacles to family meals, recommendations for [...]
by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.
Once you’ve made the commitment to making frequent family meals part of your routine, you may be faced with some challenges in translating that commitment into reality. In today’s busy world, it can be very hard sometimes to organize and implement family meals. Below are some tips that may ease some [...]
by Grace R. Freedman, Ph.D.
We often hear about the long-term benefits of family dinner. Nonetheless, as busy parents, it can be hard to think about health and social benefits that are far down the road when you are just trying to get through the day. What can family dinner do for you [...]