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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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It’s Always Family Dinner Time

by John Donohue

In my childhood home, there was a square yellow clock on the wall of the kitchen, where we ate our meals, and I will never forget its face. In particular, I will always remember its thick and thin black hands pointing to 7:20. That was the time [...]

A Full Indian Meal

By Neha Dedhia Shah

I am a stay at home mom of 3 beautiful young children and a wife of a fantastic husband. I try my hardest to provide for my family but the one area I cannot seem to pull it together is meals for my husband and I. I can handle [...]

12 Adults, 16 Kids, 8 Years of Family Dinner

by Bettina Siegel

On my blog The Lunch Tray, I write a lot about the importance of family dinner, but I know all too well that for busy working families, getting everyone fed on a weeknight is often easier said than done. Sometimes a little out-of-the-box thinking is called for.

That’s why I love [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Getting on Top of the Dinner Plan: What I Learned from Running a Recipe Newsletter

by Kati Chevaux

This is Kati and I work at Cozi, the family calendar and organizing app. In the spirit of helping families get more home-cooked meals on the table, I’d like to share a story about what I learned making dinners for my own family over the last year while I was [...]

Dinner at Home…

by Rachael Warrington

Dinner at home, a simple statement but loaded with complication. At least that seems to be how America sees dinner at home. We would rather go out and grab something, anything, than to go home and cook a meal. I know because I have fallen into that [...]

Date Your Family at Dinner

by Jane DeLaney

I have found that generally most parents fall into one of two categories when it comes to their approach to dinnertime.

One category….. you grew up eating dinner together somewhat regularly with your family and you have a conviction to carry it forward with your own family.

The second category…..you [...]