The Family Dinner Project Resources for Partners

The Family Dinner Project Resources for Partners

The Family Dinner Project is pleased to offer this library of shareable, downloadable, and printable resources for use by our community partners. You'll find items related to food, fun, conversation, family meal tips, and more within this archive. There are also step-by-step guides and training materials to help you organize community events and workshops. We invite you to use all of the available materials to share the benefits of family meals with your community!

About The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project, a nonprofit initiative started in 2010, champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun, and conversation about things that matter. More than 20 years of scientific research shows “why” family mealtimes are so important. The Family Dinner Project provides the “how” for today’s busy families. Our team members have come from varied personal and professional backgrounds, including education, family therapy, research, food, social work, marketing and communication. With nonprofit partners and local champions, The Family Dinner Project team works online and at community events to help families increase the frequency, meaning and long-term benefits of their shared meals. We are based in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychiatry Academy.

TFDP Community Partner Material List

The following items are included in the fee-for-service community partner materials. You may view several designated "Free Resources" from this page if you are interested in purchasing the entire Family Dinner Resource archive. 

About TFDP Folder

  • FDP Informative brochure | Click HERE for free resource 
  • FDP Donors brochure
  • Eat, Laugh, Talk Book promotional flyer

Benefits of Family Dinner Folder

  • Benefits of Family Dinner designed pdf
  • Benefits of Family Dinner Adults designed .PDF
  • 3 additional designed pdfs, broken down by age | Click HERE for free resource 

Dinner Games and Activities Folder 

  • Approximately 50 dinner game printables/shareables | Click HERE for free resource
  • 3 collections of dinner games for Early Learners
  • Printable placemat design template
  • PDF printable/shareable of family dinner tasks by age

Literacy Fun and Conversation Folder

  • 8 designed, shareable Family Dinner and Literacy fun/conversation collections

Recipes Folder

  • 9 fully designed, printable double-sided “Dinner Tonight” cards with recipes, activities, and conversation starters | Click HERE for free resource

Sample Conversation Starters by Theme

  • 6 themed sub-folders, containing approximately 20-30 shareable/printable designed conversation starters each | Click HERE for free resource 
  • 10 printable cut-out conversation starter collections by subject matter, plus 2 shareable infographic conversation starter collections | Click HERE for free resource 
  • 13 designed, shareable/printable Recipe for Conversation cards by theme

Spanish Resources

  • 3 collections of printable/shareable Recipe for Conversation cards in Spanish
  • 25 designed, printable game/activity cards in Spanish
  • 3 designed, printable double-sided “Dinner Tonight” cards in Spanish
  • 4 designed, printable/shareable Benefits of Family dinner handouts in Spanish

Tips and Guides

  • 6 full pdf training toolkits covering a wide variety of facilitation and event setup topics
  • 7 full pdf Welcoming Table tip sheet resources
  • 2 downloadable, printable tip sheets for special audiences
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