This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about the surprising power of family meals.
- Miriam Weinstein, author of "Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier"
- Gina Sardi, director of education, Caedmon School in New York City
- Susan 1/19/08: "I just listened to your program on family meals (yes, I am far behind!). It was delightful and I hope you encore it some rainy day. It reminded me of raising my only daughter. Tuesday was family night. My friend, a single woman who took on the auntie role for my girl, always came with ice cream, a treat I never bought. My daughter helped me prepare dinner, setting the table at age six, making the salad by age 10. We ate and talked about everything from gossip and the environment, from politics to sex. My husband, who can not cook, did the clean-up. There was not time for this every night but that really isn't necessary. Any consistent pattern for the family to converse, to value each other, to enjoy the primal satisfaction of good food together is very good for the family and very good for children."
- Barbara 8/28/07: "Bravo. You did so well. The whole show was so interesting. I never realized that the issue of family dinner had so many dimensions and ramifications. This should be recommended listening for the parents in your school."