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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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Family Talk Time

by Sue Atkins

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life [...]

Blame it On…

By Jennifer Grant

Blame it on my husband’s travel schedule.

Blame it on my four children’s soccer, lacrosse, and softball games.

Blame it on my daughter’s passion for viola or my son’s commitment to cello.

Blame it on whatever you’d like, but my family isn’t able to sit down and eat dinner together [...]

Seven Mealtime “Games” to Encourage Family Dinners

by Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD aka The Meal Makeover Moms 

It’s hard to believe we’re back to the daily routine of stuffing backpacks, assembling school lunches, and checking nightly homework but that’s the new reality for us and for families everywhere. With school back in full swing [...]

Family Dinner: The Screenplay

by Jeanne P. Fratello

FADE IN:

EXT. BACK PATIO – EARLY EVENING

A late-summer evening in a typical suburban backyard. A family of four is gathered around the dinner table. MOM is serving salad on each plate. DAD has just finished filling water glasses. KID 1, age 7, is fiddling with his [...]

Why I Went on Strike

by Dr. Anne K. Fishel

When my sons were 12 and 14, I went on strike. To demand more respect for my nightly dinners, I hung up my apron and just stopped cooking.

We had developed a pattern that, frankly, I was fed up with. Each night, my sons requested that I try [...]

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 [...]