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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: 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. [...]

B4FD Reflections: Family Dinner and Health

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.

Family dinner is a wonderful way for kids and families to stay connected; that’s something we at B4FD talk about all the time. I believe that family [...]

Celebrate Family Day on this Monday, September 24, 2012

by CASAColumbia

Some of the best ingredients for family dinners aren’t items that can be found in a cupboard or pantry.  Instead they are found in the laughs, love and conversation that’s served up around the dinner table!

During the time that you spend with your kids at dinner, you [...]

Here’s to B4FD Month of Family Dinner, 2012 edition

Blog for Family Dinner is excited to be back celebrating family dinner! This time, we are highlighting 3 landmark events in the family dinner movement that are all happening within the next 6 weeks: CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Each of these organizations will [...]

Celebrate Family Dinner with B4FD!

Celebrate family dinner with the Blog for Family Dinner community, with posts starting next week, Monday September 17, 2012. Over the next 6 weeks, there are several national initiatives to highlight and promote family dinner, including CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Blog for Family Dinner is [...]

It’s Always Family Dinner Time

by John Donohue

In my childhood home, there was a square yellow clock on the wall of the kitchen, where we ate our meals, and I will never forget its face. In particular, I will always remember its thick and thin black hands pointing to 7:20. That was the time [...]

My Mennonite Mother and Dessert

by Melodie Davis

Many kids have glowing memories of the wonderful meals and dishes their mothers made for them growing up. Katie Boyts, creator of the The Shoefly Project blog helped me understand why I have wonderful memories of the desserts mom used to make, but not so much the meals.

Don’t [...]

A Full Indian Meal

By Neha Dedhia Shah

I am a stay at home mom of 3 beautiful young children and a wife of a fantastic husband. I try my hardest to provide for my family but the one area I cannot seem to pull it together is meals for my husband and I. I can handle [...]

Ordinary Pleasures

by Jennifer Grant

Sitting down for dinner with my husband and children – or whatever combination of the five of them is home – is one of my favorite, ordinary pleasures.

Almost nightly, one of my sons fixes his gaze on the butter plate and then saws thick, neat squares [...]