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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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Confessions from a New Mom

The following story was first submitted to the Time at the Table project that focussed on real life family dinners on 1.25.11, founded by Bill Mawhiney

 

by Deb Dishman

Dinner at our house in more than just a 6-letter word.  I have a very busy husband who [...]

Family Dinners: More to Enjoy than Food

by Sharon Silver

When I was asked to participate in The Blog for Family Dinner Project I wondered what I, a parent educator who focuses on discipline, could contribute that would honor their tagline “…people who care about food, family, health and the environment and believe that family dinner is a powerful force [...]

The Truth About Family Dinners

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 [...]

Sound Like Your Morning? Saved by the Menu Plan

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 [...]

More Than a Meal: Benefits of Eating Together

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 [...]

Ready, Get Set, Go: #B4FD Family Dinner Month starts Sunday, 9.25.11

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 [...]

Reasons for Family Dinner: Here and Now

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 [...]

Blog for Family Dinner Project: August 2011 Launch

Thank you for visiting the Blog for Family Dinner Project!

We are creating a community for people who care about food, family, health and the environment and who believe that many of these issues come together over the table at family meals.

We are actively seeking bloggers and supporting organizations for the B4FD Project. You [...]