As a New Year begins, most of us are doing two things: reflecting on the year that’s just passed, and making resolutions for the one ahead of us. When it comes to the family dinner table, both of those activities can be useful in making your mealtimes the best they can be.
Over the past year, we’ve learned so much from real families about the way they make family dinners work in their homes. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite pieces of wisdom from families like yours:
We’re not done learning from families about their dinners, and we hope you’ll share your experiences with us! As we look ahead to the New Year, we’re asking followers of The Family Dinner Project to complete a short survey about their dinnertime habits, to help us further improve our content and programs for families. All survey participants can enter to win an Amazon gift card!
Thank you for your ongoing engagement with The Family Dinner Project! Happy New Year!
Meet the Andersons! Danielle and Dane share how they keep family dinners fun and engaging for their kindergartener and his baby brother, despite busy schedules and a world of distractions.
In some countries, like Italy, lentils are a traditional New Year’s food — their “coin” shape symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Try them in this unique soup recipe from our friends at AAFCS!
Use family dinner as a time to reflect back and look forward with our Reflecting and Resolving activity.
Start the year off with some thoughts about how to improve your community. Try our Civic Conversation Starters at the dinner table.