The Family Dinner: Great Ways To Connect With Your Kids, One Meal At A Time

Hardcover | November 3, 2010

byLaurie David, Kirstin UhrenholdtForeword byDr. Harvey Karp

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The producer ofAn Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.

Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table.

Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.

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We are often nostalgic for the time when the world moved a little more slowly and family dinner was a daily event. But the reality often is a catch-as-catch can dinner, sometimes eaten standing, and often with different members of the family eating at different times. Enter Laurie David’s “The Family Dinner”, a luscious book which is at onc...

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The producer ofAn Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal w...

Laurie David, ex-wife of Larry David, is a media savvy powerhouse. She founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, produced the Academy Award winning documentaryAn Inconvenient Truth,and launched theStop Global Warming College Tourwith Sheryl Crow. She's been featured on theOprah Winfrey Show,Today,andGood Morning America; is a regu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2010Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446565466

ISBN - 13:9780446565462

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"I, like Laurie, truly believe in the sanctity of the evening meal and the health benefits of sitting down and eating together are the cherry on the top!"-Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean for global health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine