Home for Dinner

Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids

 Home for Dinner

Author: Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D.
Pub Date: January 2015
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814433706
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433713

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. ix

Acknowledgments xiii

PART ONE: SETTING THE TABLE

1. Welcome to the Table 3

2. What’s So Great About Family Dinners? 12

3. One Size Dinner Doesn’t Fit All Ages 24

PART TWO: THE MAIN COURSE: FOOD, FUN, AND CONVERSATION

4. Tips for Healthy Eating 49

5. Play with Your Food 77

6. Table Talk That Goes Beyond “How Was Your Day?” 103

7. Telling Stories to Promote Empathy, Self-Esteem, Resilience, and Enjoyment 119

PART THREE: SERVING IT FORWARD: USING DINNER TO MAKE CHANGE IN YOUR FAMILY AND BEYOND

8. Lessons Learned from The Family Dinner Project 139

9. Dinner as a Laboratory for Change 159

10. Extending the Dinner Table to the Wide World 177

Notes 199

Resources 213

Index 217

About the Author 223

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