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Real Family Dinner Projects: The Barnhart Family

Posted on: August 31st, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Overwhelmed by a busy schedule and caring for a child with special needs, Meg Barnhart turned to the slow cooker to make family dinners happen.

Research Shows Family Dinner Improves Literacy

Posted on: August 31st, 2020 by The Family Dinner Project Team

Many years of research show that family dinner improves literacy skills in young kids. We break down the studies and give families ideas to use at meals.

Family Breakfast #12: Baked French Toast and a Drawing Game

Posted on: August 25th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Enjoy a family breakfast with make-ahead baked french toast with apples and cheddar cheese, a team drawing game and conversation about gratitude.

Family Breakfast #11: Overnight Oats and a Math Game

Posted on: August 20th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

This family breakfast gets everyone ready to learn for the day with overnight oats packed with peanut butter and bananas, plus a classic math game.

Chicken souvlaki

Family Picnic #12: Chicken Souvlaki and Ice Cream Dance Party

Posted on: August 19th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Enjoy an end-of-summer family picnic with easy chicken souvlaki, conversation starters about transitions, and an ice cream recipe that’s also a dance party!

Family Breakfast #10: PBJ Pancakes and Would You Rather?

Posted on: August 13th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Enjoy a fun family breakfast with gluten-and-dairy-free oven pancakes, a game of Would You Rather and questions about learning and growth.

Family Picnic #11: Caesar Salad and Acts of Kindness

Posted on: August 12th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Enjoy a family picnic this week with an easy Caesar Salad recipe, berry crumble, and an art project to let your community heroes know you care.

Family Breakfast #9: Fruit Dip and Different Drummers

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Get the day started on the right foot with a family breakfast of fruit with yogurt dip, a game of Different Drummers and a conversation about friendship!

Family Picnic #10: Pulled Pork and Read Aloud

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Enjoy a family picnic this week with pulled pork sandwiches, a s’mores bar, a family read-aloud and conversation starters about books and reading.

Back to School? How to Plan When There is No Plan

Posted on: August 3rd, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

Back to School 2020 isn’t going to look the way we expect. Here’s how parents can plan when there is no plan, from dinner ideas to smart questions to ask.