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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: Cooking with Kids

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

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

 

I’m a big believer in the value of involving kids in the kitchen.  I’ve written and read lots of advice about ways for including kids in the kitchen.  [...]

12 Adults, 16 Kids, 8 Years of Family Dinner

by Bettina Siegel

On my blog The Lunch Tray, I write a lot about the importance of family dinner, but I know all too well that for busy working families, getting everyone fed on a weeknight is often easier said than done. Sometimes a little out-of-the-box thinking is called for.

That’s why I love [...]

My Little Kitchen Helpers

by Rebecca Horsman, MS, RD

There is a scene in an old episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart asks Marge if he can help prepare Thanksgiving Dinner, and she lets him do the cranberry sauce. He looks in the wrong cupboards; Marge directs him.  He doesn’t know what to do next; Marge instructs him [...]

Kids Cooking Resources

by The Blog for Family Dinner Team

We have had so much fun this month hosting blog posts and resources for getting kids involved in family dinner. Today we are sharing free resources specifically for getting kids in the kitchen to cook! We complied this list of websites and cookbooks with input from our readers, Facebook [...]

WNYC Asks: Kids Can Cook?

Our Co-founder Grace from EatDinner.org calls in and responds. Listen to the conversation here from WNYC.org, The Brian Lehrer Show. (aired 2/23/12)

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Kids Cooking: “They will never eat that!”

 

By Rachael Warrington

I get this a lot from parents. “My child is such a picky eater, the only thing they will ever eat is chicken nuggets, chicken strips and never a vegetable unless it is fried and drenched in ketchup!” Sound familiar? Working as a food service manager [...]

Cooking with Kids: Videos

All month B4FD has been encouraging you to get your kids involved in family dinner — what better way than in the kitchen! Today we are featuring a few of our favorite videos that show easy and fun ways to involve kids in cooking your next family meal. Try it! You might be surprised how much fun you have. [...]

How to Cook with Your Kid the Best ______________ (Fill-in-the-Blank) Ever!

by Ben Cohen-Leadholm

OVERVIEW

It is one thing to cook a meal with your kid. It is another thing entirely to accept the challenge of pursuing the best________________ (fill-in-the-blank) ever! Different from casually preparing a meal with my kid, deciding to create the superlative dish together allows me to teach my daughter three [...]

In a Busy Kitchen With a Budding Chef

by Jennifer Cordova

Getting my son in the kitchen is important to me for so many reasons. My goal is always to find at least one time a week that he and I can get together to cook something from start to finish. In theory, once a [...]

Getting Kids in on the Healthy Eating Game

By Cristie Ritz King

When I was young there was a commercial for Breyer’s Ice Cream where a kid was reading ingredients from the back of a competitor’s ice cream box and couldn’t pronounce any of the words. Then he read the Breyer’s box and there were only four ingredients [...]