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Family Dinner: The Why and How of Mealtimes that Build Health and Happiness for You and Your Family

Fishel,Anne_bookIf you’re like many parents, getting your family members to the table for regular mealtimes isn’t always easy. But this week’s Mom Enough guest has spent much of her career studying why family dinner is so important, why it happens so seldom, and how parents can overcome barriers and make the most out of a family dinner. Dr. Anne Fishel is director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, associate clinical professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids. Her innovative ideas and inspiring family dinner tips had Marti & Erin so excited they say they will listen to this interview once a month to remind themselves of the many fun and powerful ways to transform mealtime rituals in their households!


What did you learn in this Mom Enough discussion about the benefits of a family dinner? What were your favorite tips from Dr. Anne Fishel, this week’s guest? What are the first family dinner tips you will try with your family? Leave a comment below!


For recipes, dinner games and conversation starters from The Family Dinner Project, click here.

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