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Nurturing “Stewards of the Planet”

Dr. Anne Fishel addresses the why and how of raising environmentally conscious kids

Seeing Stars: Tips for Talking College with our Kids

Bob Stains addresses how to have this sometimes delicate conversation


Love Your Time at the Table

  Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and with it, the annual demands that we lavish love on our family and friends in numerous ways. School-aged kids will pass out Valentine’s cards and trinkets; couples will scramble for the perfect dinner reservations. For 24 hours, everyone will be focused on love — and then what? We’re […]


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Family Dinners and Positive Body Image

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week…

The Snowden Showdown

This evolving story raises questions about secrecy, right and wrong, and making hard decisions

Kicking off the Conversation: One Mom’s List

Not sure what to talk about tonight? Our guest blogger shares some of her favorite table questions

Family Dinner From Above

The Power of Table Talk

From building vocabulary to building resistance, conversations at the dinner offers benefits for kids – and families.

Baby boy drinking milk bottle

The Very First Family Dinners

(Note: This is the first post in a series.)

Far more important than developing a robust eater, and regardless of whether your baby is bottle- or breast-fed, the feeding relationship is the first crucial task of parenting.

Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

Eating on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the foods you love most. Use these tips to cut costs at the planning, shopping and cooking stages of meal preparation. Meal Planning: Map out your weekly menu and make a list of needed grocery items. Stick to your plan and avoid impulsive purchases (unplanned food […]

Cooking and Musing with Alton

Guest Blogger Brian Fies on Alton Brown, easy bake ovens and why we should teach our children to cook

Shelter from the Storm

Shelly, an FDP team member, talks about the generosity and support she witnessed during Hurricane Sandy.

Helpings Kids Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

This holiday season you can celebrate, enjoy the food and still remain healthy. Here are some suggestions that I have used with my younger cousins in order to get them eating better