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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

by Amy Sung

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Getting Kids in on the Healthy Eating Game

By Cristie Ritz King

When I was young there was a commercial for Breyer’s Ice Cream where a kid was reading ingredients from the back of a competitor’s ice cream box and couldn’t pronounce any of the words. Then he read the Breyer’s box and there were only four ingredients [...]