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


When Special Needs are Brought to the Family Dinner Table

by Emily Barker

There are many benefits to eating together as a family including stronger family bonds, better nutrition and portion sizes, emotional nurturing and a sense of belonging. Kids get to be themselves, feel comfortable and build confidence. It also gives your family a chance to unwind and connect with each [...]

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 [...]

Meal Time Dilemmas and The Picky Eater

by Susan Epstein, LCSW

Are meal times a nightmare in your house? Do you feel like a short order cook?

Do you feel disrespected, ineffectual and helpless in feeding your kids?

Parents everywhere are having this problem. In our attempt to encourage and give our kids every opportunity to be independent and make choices, we have lost our edge.