About

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

info@blogforfamilydinner.org

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)

Download Kids Can Cook?

or simply listen below:

//

[...]

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 [...]

How Can We Get Our 5-year-old to Actually Join Us at the Table?!

by Amy Sung

photo courtesy of photostock/freedigitalphotos.net

We all talk about how to get kids to eat more vegetables or eat healthier in general. But, what about just getting them to the table… and having them stay there to enjoy that healthy meal you made for the family? Staci Sanford-Dever posed this [...]

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 [...]

Dinner Game: The After-Dinner Show

By Fran Davis

Dinner time is really such a crucial part of the day for the family to get together, share their high and low points and decompress. Read more about the positive effects of eating together here. This time should really be fun and stress-free. This post is one [...]

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 [...]

Homogeny and Harmony at the Family Table

image courtesy of winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Julie Lass

About a year ago, I realized that, through shear inertia, my family had fallen into a familiar rut—one meal for us, another, significantly less colorful, meal for the children. We had a rotating menu of about 5 main course items for the kids [...]

Family Talk Time

by Sue Atkins

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life [...]