The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter. We are proud to partner with the Family Dinner Project to help families come together to share their experiences and insights – to help each other realize the benefits of family dinners.

Over the past 15 years, research has shown what parents have known for a long time: Sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors that parents want for their children: higher grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression. 

Make your own family fun!

We've collected five recipes, conversation starters and dinner time games you can do with your own family. Just click on what interests you and download a printable card.  You will also find lots more

Think outside the traditional family box.

A "family" can be defined in many ways. Yours might be the family living in your household, your work family, a family of people with whom you socialize. We encourage you gather YOUR family and try our some recipes, take a "fun break" together, and spark a thoughtful conversation.

The Family Dinner project is part of a platform of programs and activities designed to promote positive social and emotional development  for young children. To learn more, visit our Women United page.

Butternut Squash & Pear Soup
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Flank Steak Fajitas
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Half Veggie Burgers
Pancakes for Dinner