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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: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

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.

We made a conscious effort at B4FD to include posts from a variety of perspectives on family dinner to convey the message that there is no single “correct” [...]

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: 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 [...]

Family Dinner Recipe: Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains and Mango Salsa

by Michael Natkin

We are thrilled to have Michael Natkin lend a post and great recipe as we kick-off Celebrating Dads and Influential Men month on Blog for Family Dinner. Today he shares an easy, quick, kid-friendly and delicious recipe that can be thrown together on a weeknight and is still interesting for adults! [...]

On Grandmas, Food and Memories

by Bettina Elias Siegal

This post was originally published on The Lunch Tray on April 9, 2012.

My paternal grandmother passed away yesterday. She was 96, a truly remarkable woman, and I was lucky to have had her in my life for so long.

My cousin was with my grandmother shortly before her [...]

Cooking Does Not a Great Parent Make

by Amy Kover

When people read my blog, they often say: “You’re such a great mother. You cook all the time.” Ha! I laugh! I may, in fact, be a good mother but not because I cook. (Verdict is still out.) Like exercising and drinking wine, I cook solely for myself. For me, [...]

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 [...]

Cooking Essentials I Learned from My Mom … With a Few Makeovers Mixed In

by Liz Weiss, MS, RD

My mom and dad just celebrated 57 years of marriage and the 50th anniversary of their GE refrigerator. When I walk into their kitchen, it’s like taking a step back in time. Besides the hum of that old fridge (and no, it is not energy efficient), my mom’s [...]

A Senior’s View of Family Dinner

By Judy Ruland, as told to Grace R. Freedman

Today we present an informal chat about seniors and family meals. Our B4FD co-founder Grace R. Freedman talked with her mom, Judy Ruland, to get the perspective of why family meals are important to seniors.

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It is [...]