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

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My Little Kitchen Helpers

by Rebecca Horsman, MS, RD

There is a scene in an old episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart asks Marge if he can help prepare Thanksgiving Dinner, and she lets him do the cranberry sauce. He looks in the wrong cupboards; Marge directs him.  He doesn’t know what to do next; Marge instructs him [...]

Kids Cooking Resources

by The Blog for Family Dinner Team

We have had so much fun this month hosting blog posts and resources for getting kids involved in family dinner. Today we are sharing free resources specifically for getting kids in the kitchen to cook! We complied this list of websites and cookbooks with input from our readers, Facebook [...]

WNYC Asks: Kids Can Cook?

Our Co-founder Grace from EatDinner.org calls in and responds. Listen to the conversation here from WNYC.org, The Brian Lehrer Show. (aired 2/23/12)

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Kids Cooking: “They will never eat that!”

 

By Rachael Warrington

I get this a lot from parents. “My child is such a picky eater, the only thing they will ever eat is chicken nuggets, chicken strips and never a vegetable unless it is fried and drenched in ketchup!” Sound familiar? Working as a food service manager [...]

Cooking with Kids: Videos

All month B4FD has been encouraging you to get your kids involved in family dinner — what better way than in the kitchen! Today we are featuring a few of our favorite videos that show easy and fun ways to involve kids in cooking your next family meal. Try it! You might be surprised how much fun you have. [...]

Kitchen Kids – Creating Cooking “Confidence”

by Billy Mawhiney

When I first read my co-founder Grace’s (EatDinner.org) post on The Family Dinner Book titled “Yes, You Can Make Family Dinner: Tips for Cooking Confidence,” it was an epiphany for me. This was not new information, but rather common sense. When someone is more comfortable and confident, they are more apt [...]

How Can We Get Our 5-year-old to Actually Join Us at the Table?!

by Amy Sung

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We all talk about how to get kids to eat more vegetables or eat healthier in general. But, what about just getting them to the table… and having them stay there to enjoy that healthy meal you made for the family? Staci Sanford-Dever posed this [...]

How to Cook with Your Kid the Best ______________ (Fill-in-the-Blank) Ever!

by Ben Cohen-Leadholm

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It is one thing to cook a meal with your kid. It is another thing entirely to accept the challenge of pursuing the best________________ (fill-in-the-blank) ever! Different from casually preparing a meal with my kid, deciding to create the superlative dish together allows me to teach my daughter three [...]

Family Style

by Jennifer Joffe

With all the changes we have made in our home, the most pride  for me comes in watching my kids eat.  They ask for seconds on salads, enjoy grilled fish, shrimp, sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans.  They snack on edamame, apples, oranges, and love when fresh berries are in season.  We [...]

Dinner Game: The After-Dinner Show

By Fran Davis

Dinner time is really such a crucial part of the day for the family to get together, share their high and low points and decompress. Read more about the positive effects of eating together here. This time should really be fun and stress-free. This post is one [...]