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 [...]
by Ana Brady
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I have the feeling that our grandparents didn’t have to think so hard in order to eat healthy. Nowadays it’s almost rocket science to think up and stick to a natural healthy food eating habit.
My two cousins manage to do it. They turned vegetarian [...]
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 [...]
by Jennifer Joffe
With all the changes we have made in our home, the most pride for me comes in watching my kids eat. They ask for seconds on salads, enjoy grilled fish, shrimp, sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans. They snack on edamame, apples, oranges, and love when fresh berries are in season. We [...]
By Louise Goldberg
My husband has always worked long hours. When we were first married, eating dinner together was a luxury reserved for the weekends. It wasn’t because we didn’t want to spend weeknights together; this was just the nature of his profession. It didn’t seem like a big deal at the [...]
by Elizabeth Brotherton
Ask any Italian American about their favorite family tradition, and it’s a safe bet their answer will have something to do with food.
Just ask me.
Growing up in an Italian-American family, I have memory after treasured memory of holidays, weekends and just random moments spent around my grandmother’s table [...]
The following story was first submitted to the Time at the Table project that focussed on real life family dinners on 1.25.11, founded by Bill Mawhiney
by Deb Dishman
Dinner at our house in more than just a 6-letter word. I have a very busy husband who [...]
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 [...]
produced by Parent Earth
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, Parent Earth asked different parents about their Family Food Rules. Here are two videos featuring Laurie David and Melora Hardin.
Laurie David, Parent Earth Expert, award-wining filmmaker and Author of “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a [...]
by Angela Lemond
Recently, I was honored to speak at the Texas PTA Leadership Conference in Austin, TX on the importance of family mealtimes. The benefits of family meals go far beyond nutrition. Did you know that young people who reported eating dinner with their family 5 or more times [...]