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Eating together is just as important as what you eat.
Sadly, between busy schedules, picky eaters and meal fatigue, families are eating together less than ever.

The Family Dinner Night movement is here to help bring you and your family together for just one more meal per week. 

Eat Together, Thrive Together.

Studies show that children who eat dinner with their families:

Lower anxiety and depression.

show a decrease in the risk
of anxiety and depression

Become 40% more likely to achieve in school.

are 40% more likely
to get better grades in school

Love your loved ones

form better connections
with their loved ones

Real Hacks from Real People

Every family is different, and every family has different time-honored recipes, traditions, time savers, and schedule fixes. We’ve collected their tips and stories here to share with you!

Share how you make your Family Dinner Night work, and join our movement!

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    “Finally! A website that actually helps me have dinner with my family. Thanks for the ‘hacks’ Family Dinner Night!”

    – Jim D

    Browse our Recipe solutions for your family dinner.

    Recipe Solutions

    We have a library of convenient and affordable recipes for families to choose from. Search by healthy options, picky eaters, short cook times, and more!

    “Time is the biggest struggle. Family Dinner Night gave me the “how to” to help me get the most of the little time we have.”

    – Michelle S

    Learn easy ways to create family moments.

    Easy Ways to Create
    Family Moments

    Want to spark a fun conversation, or intro a teachable moment to your children? Check out our list of conversation starters!

    “I forgot how good it felt to laugh around the dinner table. Table Talk starts off as a simple question but it really helped evolve the conversation into something more.”

    – Lynne D

    Games to Play at the Table

    Choose from our collection of games to play with your family and create your own entertainment for the evening.

    Learn fun games to play at your family dinner

    “I would give anything to be able to get my family back to the table. Its just hard with schedules. We pledged for One More Meal! So far were 3 weeks strong and my family is actually trying to MAKE time for dinner. I love it!”

    – Lynda W

    Playlists for Listening with Family

    Relax to the blues, teach your kids about classic rock, or jam to what’s popular with their generation. Try our fun and engaging playlists while you cook and eat!

    Relax and check out our family dinner night playlist.
    Read our curated articles regarding supporting the family dinner night movement

    The Science Behind
    Family Dinner Night

    There are proven benefits to eating together as a family. These medical and mental health professionals share how eating at the table can improve every facet of your family’s life.

    “Food may be what brings people to the table, but it’s the fun and conversation that makes them want to stay there—and research tells us that this atmosphere is what drives all the benefits of family dinners for children.”

    – Ann Fishel Harvard Professor, Family Therapist, and Founder of the Family Dinner Project

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