Device Free Dinner Challenge


This challenge is the idea of our Middle School Student Senate, grades 6th-8th, along with resources gathered from Common Sense Media, American Academy of Pediatrics, and As a follow-up from our Middle School Health Expo in January, hosted by Student Senate, our students have studied the effects of healthy vs. unhealthy technology usage and how important it is to help students set tech boundaries and screen-life balance.

The challenge is a week-long event that will take place beginning February 3rd, 2020. We encourage families to abandon all forms of technology/media during dinner time.


It’s simple! Click on the “Sign Up” link to pledge your family’s participation. Pledging families will be entered into a random drawing for prizes from our sponsors.


Visit our Resources section to get fun ideas for dinner games, conversation, and meals to create together! When you complete the challenge, submit a photo of your family to Shanna Spangler OR post your experience on Aspen View Academy’s Facebook page!

Make a Family Media Plan This interactive guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics can help you customize a media plan that fits your family’s needs.
Dinner Games Making the dinner table a fun place to be is an excellent strategy to sharpen the mind and strengthen the bonds of the whole family!
Conversation Starters Conversation is an important part of any family dinner! Use this resource for fun and inventive conversation starters to get the whole family involved and engaged!
Food and Recipes Need some new meal ideas to kick off your #Device Free Dinner Challenge? Click the link to access tons of food recipes that you can get everyone involved in making!
Ideas and Advice Hungry for family dinner advice? Discover new ways to overcome common challenges and bring your family closer with insights from Dr. Anne Fishel, The Family Dinner Project team and real families just like yours.
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