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


Press Release 10.19.11

Blog for Family Dinner joins Food Day in Times Square to Celebrate Family Meals and Making a Difference

Release Date: October 19, 2011

Blog for Family Dinner is proud to be invited to Food Day’s “marquee” event in Times Square, New York City: Eat Real, Eat-In on Monday October 24, 2011. A communal table will be set at Military Island in Times Square (Broadway and 7th Ave, between 43rd and 44th Streets). The event is dedicated to changing the way people think and talk about food. Information about various food initiatives, including Blog for Family Dinner, will be available at tents and tables surrounding the area.

The Blog for Family Dinner (B4FD) project is in its fourth week of hosting a story a day about family dinner until Monday October 24, 2011, the date being celebrated as Food Day nationwide. Many of our blog posts have featured family-friendly, “real food” recipes as well as strategies to help busy families find time for family meals. The Blog for Family Dinner project is an official Food Day event and is designed to encourage parents and others to reflect on family, family meals and food.

Research evidence supports the role of family meals to promote individual health as well as a healthier food system. Families that have meals together are more likely to make healthy food choices overall, consume more fruits and vegetables and maintain healthy weights and attitudes towards food. Family meals can be a “gateway” to learning and caring more about the food that we purchase and enjoy with our families.

Originally scheduled to culminate on Food Day, October 24, 2011, the Blog For Family Dinner project has been such a success that the project will continue publishing stories, advice, and recipes beyond that day. We hope to continue to be a resource for families making the commitment to family meals.


The B4FD Project was launched as a not-for-profit collaboration by Grace R. Freedman of EatDinner.org, Billy Mawhiney of Time at the Table, and Kathleen Cuneo of Dinner Together with a mission to create a community of people who believe in the power of family dinner and want to inspire families to make family meals a part of their life.

Join the movement of people, parents and organizations who support family dinner! To get involved, visit www.blogforfamilydinner.org for more information. You can also follow us on Twitter (@blog4famdinner) and Facebook.

For more information, please contact us at info@blogforfamilydinner.org.