Home for dinner : mixing food, fun, and conversation for a happier family and healthier / Anne K. Fishel ; foreword Michael Thompson
- Fishel, Anne E.
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- Mixing food, fun, and conversation for a happier family and healthier
- New York : American Management Association, 
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- 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART ONE SETTING THE TABLE; 1. Welcome to the Table; 2. What's So Great About Family Dinners?; 3. One Size Dinner Doesn't Fit All Ages; PART TWO THE MAIN COURSE: FOOD, FUN, AND CONVERSATION; 4. Tips for Healthy Eating; 5. Play with Your Food; 6. Table Talk That Goes Beyond How Was Your Day? -- 7. Telling Stories to Promote Empathy, Self- Esteem, Resilience, and Enjoyment; PART THREE SERVING IT FORWARD: USING DINNER TO MAKE CHANGE IN YOUR FAMILY AND BEYOND; 8. Lessons Learned from The Family Dinner Project. and 9. Dinner as a Laboratory for Change10. Extending the Dinner Table to the Wide World; Notes; Resources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author; Free Sample Chapter from Parenting with a Story.
- Today's overextended families are always on the go-even eating in the car. But research shows that family dinners (with people actually gathered at the table) offer benefits far beyond nutrition. Sharing meals and conversation helps everyone unwind, connect, and develop a sense of who they are as a family. Studies have linked regular family dinners with increased resiliency and self-esteem, higher academic achievement, a healthier relationship to food, and even reduced risk of substance abuse and eating disorders. What else takes just an hour a day and packs such a punch? Written by a family t.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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