The Dinner Table Project

A program for families to eat together, have fun, and grow closer through conversation.

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Receive newsletters each month with recipes, games, conversation starters, and so much more to help bring your family together at the dinner table! To sign up, enter your name and email address in the spaces at the bottom of this page. To share how your family is involved with this program and connect with others involved, use #KYDINNERTABLEPROJECT on Instagram and Facebook.

Sweet Summertime

Freeze tag with a water twist

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Played like the classic game of tag, just with water! One player starts out with a water/squirt gun and they tag other players by squirting them with water. If a player is tagged, they must freeze! Other players can unfreeze frozen players by crawling through their legs. When all players have been frozen, the player with the water gun chooses a new player to use the water/squirt gun and the game starts over.

A frozen, sweet summer treat

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Freeze fruits like grapes and bananas for a snack that is sure to cool you down! 

If you are freezing bananas, peel first and wrap in plastic wrap - when completely frozen, it's a healthy popsicle that is filling, too! 

Wash grapes first and don't dry. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and pop in the freezer. For a fun twist, sprinkle a packet of your favorite Kool-Aid over wet grapes before freezing. 

Staying "booked" this summer

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Whenever you hear the inevitable "we're bored!" this summer, have a stack of books on hand for your little, or big, ones to read! Stock up at your local library. While you're there, ask about a summer reading program or other events they have going on during the summer months. The library is a great (and cool, literally) hangout for your family and will keep your child engaged in learning while school is out. 

About Us

Who We Are

A program to eat together, have fun, and grow closer through conversation.

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What We Care About

Many factors influence a person’s chance of developing a mental and/or substance use disorder. Effective prevention focuses on reducing those risk factors and strengthening protective factors. 

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Games, Recipes, and So Much More!

Family dinner can be healthy and fun! It is also an important time to talk with your kids. Sharing meals together can increase academic performance, self-esteem, and a sense of resilience. 

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The Dinner Table Project, by Four Rivers RPC

425 Broadway, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, United States