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Food For Thought

Family Dinners are Great for the Body and the Soul

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Michelle Obama is a fan of family dinners, but is her enthusiasm backed by science?

It’s Science: Eat Dinner Together

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

As a family therapist, I often want to tell my patients that research shows they’d be better off eating dinner together than spending an hour with me.

How to Avoid One Word Answers

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel offers suggestions on how to encourage kids to open up about their days.

Nurturing “Stewards of the Planet”

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

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

Managing Food Allergies at the Dinner Table

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by Jen Haugen, RD

Jen Haugen, RD, LD, offers tips for meal planning after a new food allergy or celiac diagnosis

Do as I say, not as I TXT: Does Tech have a Place at the Table?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

What’s your stance on tech at the table? Here, Drs. Anne Fishel and Tristan Gorrindo offer their ideas

May I be Excused, Please?

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Abigail Carroll

Guest blogger Abigail Carroll on the origins of table manners

Steps to Ease Dinner Stress for Stepfamilies

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Patricia Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow, an expert on the unique dynamics of stepfamilies, offers advice

Making the Most of Dinner with Adolescents

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel offers tips for getting teenagers more engaged in family dinner

Building Resilient Kids, One Story at a Time

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel on the importance of family storytelling to building resilient kids who bounce back from challenges.

Tips for Bringing Empathy to the Table

Posted on: February 14th, 2013 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel offers advice on how to weave empathy into everyday table discussions.

A Solution to Resolutions

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Sick of doomed New Year’s resolutions? So is Dr. Anne Fishel, who proposes an alternative.