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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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

What I’ve Learned from Family Dinner

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

Recently my oldest daughter started her senior year of high school.  While we prepare and look forward to launching her into an exciting future next year, we also find ourselves feeling a bit sad and nostalgic as we experience a lot of “lasts” with her this year (e.g., her [...]

B4FD Reflections: The Tradition of a Nontraditional Family Dinner

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.

It could simply be my generation, but finding the alternative or nontraditional way of doing things seems to be the new tradition. I grew up in a [...]

A Table Tradition

On the outside, the idea of Time at the Table began as I was cleaning up from a dinner party.

Kitchen Kids – Time at the Table

Reflecting on the evening as a whole: the great conversations, the great food, and simply, the fact that we didn’t need TV’s and computers to

entertain us. The idea [...]

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. [...]

100 Cars for Good

 

 

Time at the Table, one of Blog for Family Dinner co-founders, has the opportunity to win a new car to expand its mission and you can help us.

Starting May 14 through August 21, it’s the voters’ turn to do their own good deed by voting for their favorite organizations and causes. [...]

My Family’s Non-Family Meals

by Natalia Stasenko

We did not eat meals as a family when I was growing up. We did not have TV dinners either. In fact, TV dinners were non-existent in rural Russia 30 years ago. One of the reasons for not eating together as a family was practical – our tiny table [...]

Sharing Traditional Meals For Modern Health

by Sarah Dwyer

Many of my friends’ best food memories come from their grandmothers’ kitchen tables. Renee’s Italian nonna made the best tomato sauces in her new Toronto home.  Will’s obaasan from Japan served him miso soup for breakfast. My Irish grandma seemed to cook cabbage by the ton. These cultural food traditions not [...]

Family Meals Matter at Every Age

by Valerie Fung-A-Ling 

We all have our epic moments that mark our kids’ independence and our own success as parents.  I realized one of these moments recently in a conversation with my eldest son, Max and his college housemate Sam.

Max and Sam share a house with two other students – all four are [...]