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 9.28.11

A Story a Day, Celebrating Family Dinner

from September 25 to October 24, 2011

Release Date: September 28, 2011

The Blog for Family Dinner (B4FD) project is off to a roaring start! The B4FD Month of Family Dinners hosts a story a day with posts seven (7) days a week from Sunday, September 25 to Monday, October 24, 2011. The campaign is bookended by Family Day (CASA)* and Food Day (CSPI)*, two nation-wide events designed to empower parents and others to reflect on family, family meals and food.

The B4FD project connects these ideas and provides a platform for inspiration, advice and discussion on the benefits, and challenges, of family dinner. Supporters of the project have been growing in leaps and bounds since the official launch this past Sunday.

Nationally known bloggers and parenting experts are embracing the concept to celebrate family dinner and have been sharing their advice and expertise as part of this non-profit collaboration. The first ten days of posts feature Laurie David from The Family Dinner Book, Aviva Goldfarb of The Scramble, Leanne Ely of Saving Dinner, videos from Parent Earth, and posts from nationally recognized health organizations such as Prevent Obesity.net and Harvard University’s The Family Dinner Project. The Blog for Family Dinner project is also an official Food Day event.

Family dinners are a “hot” topic again, featured in news stories by ABC Family News and by magazines like Real Simple, which recently ran a “Take Back Dinnertime” challenge. The B4FD project is part of the excitement. The B4FD project has been featured on the PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers site, on the Mother Nature Network, on many well-known blogger sites, and in local press and radio coverage.

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

Please note:

Blog for Family Dinner is not formally affiliated with Family Day or Food Day, though we support their distinct missions and campaigns.

Family Day  A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children.  The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. September 26, 2011

Food Day   It’s Time to Eat Real America!  Center for Science in the Public Interest.  October 24, 2011