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Real Family Dinner Projects: A Healthy Lynnfield

Posted on: May 21st, 2024 by The Family Dinner Project Team

Spotlighting a recent partnership with A Healthy Lynnfield, an organization working on community-wide efforts for more family meal times.

Podcast Episode 3: Family Dinner During May Madness

Posted on: April 3rd, 2024 by Bri DeRosa

In the third episode of The Family Dinner Project Podcast, we share strategies for managing meals during the busy end of the school year.

Podcast Episode 2: Is it the Family, or the Dinner?

Posted on: February 13th, 2024 by Bri DeRosa

We dive into questions around family dinner research, trying to sort out whether it’s the dinner, or the family having dinner, that matters.

Podcast Episode 1: Home for the Holidays?

Posted on: December 13th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest venture: The Family Dinner Project Podcast! In each of our 30-minute episodes, Content Manager Bri DeRosa and Executive Director Dr. Anne Fishel will talk through tough topics related to family meals. Pull up a chair and grab a plate — we’re serving up real talk about […]

A Therapist’s Take on That Christmas Dinner from “The Bear”

Posted on: November 27th, 2023 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Family therapist Dr. Anne Fishel tackles takeaways from the notorious family Christmas dinner on hit show “The Bear.”

Hosting at the Shabbat Table

Posted on: September 7th, 2023 by The Family Dinner Project Team

Mona Fishbane, Ph.D. reflects on the importance of Shabbat meals and rituals to her and her family over the generations.

100 Ways to Ask About The Day

Posted on: August 29th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

We’ve compiled a list of 100 Alternatives to “How Was Your Day?” so families can have better, more meaningful conversations at any age.

New Book Brings The Family Dinner Project to Military Special Operations Families

Posted on: July 24th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

The new book “The Warrior’s Table” brings The Family Dinner Project to Military Special Operations families.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Lehman Family

Posted on: July 24th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

The Lehman Family is a military family juggling five kids, frequent moves, picky eating and a mission to help other families like theirs.

Steps to Ease Dinner Stress for Stepfamilies

Posted on: June 13th, 2023 by Patricia Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow provides expert advice on how to make dinner with stepfamilies less stressful and more rewarding.

Real Family Dinner Projects: Partnering with Wellspring Multi-Service Center

Posted on: May 9th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

The Family Dinner Project partnered with Wellspring Multi-Service Center in MA to pilot a new Dinner in a Box program for families.

Family Dinner and Eating Disorders: What Parents Need to Know

Posted on: March 30th, 2023 by Bri DeRosa

What do parents need to know about family dinner and eating disorders? We have expert advice to help make mealtimes safe and protective.