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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: Our Year in Blog for Family Dinner

by Grace R. Freedman

Last year, Billy, Kathleen and I launched the Blog for Family Dinner project with the idea that we would create a platform to celebrate the benefits of family dinner, while being honest about its challenges. We invited a wide array of bloggers, educators, parents, public health researchers and good food advocates to [...]

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 [...]

Here’s to B4FD Month of Family Dinner, 2012 edition

Blog for Family Dinner is excited to be back celebrating family dinner! This time, we are highlighting 3 landmark events in the family dinner movement that are all happening within the next 6 weeks: CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Each of these organizations will [...]

Celebrate Family Dinner with B4FD!

Celebrate family dinner with the Blog for Family Dinner community, with posts starting next week, Monday September 17, 2012. Over the next 6 weeks, there are several national initiatives to highlight and promote family dinner, including CASA’s Family Day on Monday, September 24, Cozi’s America Makes Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th, and CSPI’s Food Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Blog for Family Dinner is [...]

Enjoy the Summer from B4FD!

Thanks for tuning in to Blog for Family Dinner for almost a year’s worth of posts on family dinner. We have been honored to host over 50 bloggers sharing personal stories, tips and recipes since we launched in September 2011. We are taking a short break this summer and will resume posting in the Fall of 2012.

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My Dad’s Filet Mignon

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

Most of the time I attribute my love of food and cooking to growing up with a mom and maternal grandmother who passed on their passion for food and their skill for preparing it to me. This past Mother’s Day, however, I found myself thinking of my Dad [...]

Dinner with My Neighbors

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

Getting dinner on the table night after night can be a challenge for families in today’s hectic world. Sometimes strategies like menu planning and timesaving cooking techniques can help home cooks pull together family dinners. Sometimes ordering take-out or eating out are solutions for busy families. [...]

5 Tips for Making a Successful Change

by Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D.

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We’re in mid-January and some of you may have already abandoned your efforts at resolution you set for yourself at the start of the new year. If so, you’re not alone. Making effective and lasting behavior changes can be very difficult. Yet [...]

Teleseminar: Celebrate Family Dinner with #B4FD!

The cofounders in this project, Grace Freedman of eatdinner.org, Billy Mawhiney of Time at the Table, and Kathleen Cuneo of Dinner Together, will be will offering a teleseminar, “Celebrate Family Dinner with #B4FD!” on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 12pm Eastern. We will be discussing why family meals matter, some tips for overcoming obstacles to family meals, recommendations for [...]