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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: Today is a Gift

by Billy Mawhiney

This month, Blog for Family Dinner founders will reflect back on some lessons learned from our B4FD guest bloggers over the past year.

We live in a different world than the one we grew up in. Time seems less and responsibilities seem more. Parents can sometimes feel like [...]

Food Day—It’s Time to Eat Real!

by Lilia Smelkova

I have probably always wanted to work in food without knowing it. Growing up in Belarus, Eastern Europe, I spent summers in the country where we foraged in the fields, gathered mushrooms and stomped on the hay in the neighbor’s barn to pack it for winter. I [...]

America Makes Dinner Day

by Kati Chevaux

At Cozi, we are constantly thinking about how to make it easier for families get a meal on the table every night. That’s why earlier this year, we teamed up with The Partnership for a Healthier America to find out what it would be like if we all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Enjoy the Summer from B4FD!

Thanks for tuning in to Blog for Family Dinner for almost a year’s worth of posts on family dinner. We have been honored to host over 50 bloggers sharing personal stories, tips and recipes since we launched in September 2011. We are taking a short break this summer and will resume posting in the Fall of 2012.

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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 [...]