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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 [...]

A Table Tradition

On the outside, the idea of Time at the Table began as I was cleaning up from a dinner party.

Kitchen Kids – Time at the Table

Reflecting on the evening as a whole: the great conversations, the great food, and simply, the fact that we didn’t need TV’s and computers to

entertain us. The idea [...]

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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100 Cars for Good

 

 

Time at the Table, one of Blog for Family Dinner co-founders, has the opportunity to win a new car to expand its mission and you can help us.

Starting May 14 through August 21, it’s the voters’ turn to do their own good deed by voting for their favorite organizations and causes. [...]

June: Celebrate Dads, Influential Men and Family Dinner

This month on Blog for Family Dinner, we will host Dad bloggers as well as posts about influential men and family dinner. We are excited to offer a great giveaway this month. Check out the details here. Or just comment on any post in June or sign up to our mailing list on the side [...]

Interview with Maggie – a student’s perspective

by Billy Mawhiney

Originally aired 3.13.11

I had the pleasure of speaking with Maggie, an Aerospace Engineer student in her Senior year at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She speaks of balancing her struggles with everyday life in the midst of a taking a course-packed senior semester, adjusting to new [...]

All Kinds of Families and Family Dinner

by Grace Freedman

This month at Blog for Family Dinner, we explore the concept of “family” as we celebrate the importance of communal dinner rituals for everyone. Although the stereotype of family dinner usually involves two parents and all the kids sitting around the table, we know that this is not the reality for many families, even so-called “traditional” [...]

A Resolution to Reclaim Dinner….

 

by Billy Mawhiney

It is that time of year where we realize as we put on our pants, that they are a little more snug due to the holiday party platters, and we refocus on the gym (at least for a few weeks), or quit the nicotine habit, or [insert vice [...]