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Ideas And Advice

Hungry for family dinner advice? Discover new ways to create lively conversation, overcome common challenges and bring your family closer with insights from Dr. Anne Fishel, The Family Dinner Project team and real families just like yours.

Families In Action

Writer Debi Lewis and her family have experienced navigating family dinner with medical needs, as well as dealing with busy teen schedules.

Grandparents raising grandchildren face unique challenges at family dinner. Our nonprofit community programs have helped bridge the generational divide.

The Begay family, members of tribal communities in Montana, share how they honor traditions at their family dinners while working towards healthier meals.

Expert Advice

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What is a family dinner? And how can you make sure your mealtime routines count? Get reassurance and realistic advice from Dr. Anne Fishel.

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

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Get the whole family helping at mealtimes with our printable list of age-appropriate family dinner chores for kids from 2-18 (and beyond)!

The Science Behind Family Dinners

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.

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

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