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Family Blog

Real families share their dinnertime wisdom on our fun, informal Family Blog. Discover new ways to create lively conversation, get everyone involved in dinner, and bring your family closer together, one meal at a time.

Tech, Talk and Turkey

November 15th, 2017

Addiction counselor Michelle Nogueira shares her observations about quality family time, along with some tech do’s and don’ts for the holidays.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Burroughs Family

October 31st, 2017

An RDN from the Mayo Clinic reflects on how The Family Dinner Project has impacted her both professionally and personally.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Elder Family

October 2nd, 2017

Kathy Elder is a teacher from Evansville, Indiana who connected with The Family Dinner Project to help provide resources to her students and their families. Here, we catch up with Kathy to learn more about what family dinners look like at her house! The Family: Kathy Elder, her 21-year-old daughter, and her father, Floyd, 73. […]

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Nogueira Family

August 30th, 2017

A busy family of three reflects on how hard it is to slow down and enjoy family dinners once they’re at the table together.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Earl Family

July 31st, 2017

Meet the Earls, family of famed nerdfighter Esther Earl and founders of #EstherDay! Here they share about their family dinner routines.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Thompson Family

June 27th, 2017

Meal planning expert Brenda Thompson and her family give a glimpse into life at their dinner table.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Dineen Family

May 31st, 2017

The creator of a series of special conversation starters for grandparents and grandchildren shares some of the secrets of her family dinners.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Walter Family

April 28th, 2017

A mother and daughter find unique ways to keep the family dinner spark going, despite busy schedules and planning challenges.

The Food Tells the Story

April 27th, 2017

Making family recipes — and sharing the stories behind them — can bring extra meaning to the family dinner table.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Gonzalez Family

April 2nd, 2017

Meet the Gonzalez family, a large — and still growing — household where everyone learns to take part in making healthy family dinners a priority!

Grandparents at the Table: The Importance of Talking About Family History

March 24th, 2017

Inviting grandparents to the family dinner table can open up a new world of conversations, family history and connecting with one another.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Darvick Family

February 28th, 2017

A longstanding family dinner tradition rooted in faith and friendship comes full circle with the birth of a new generation.