The Family Dinner

Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

By Laurie David; Kirstin Uhrenholdt; Sarah Coleman (Illustrator)
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446565462, 246pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

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The producer of An 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.

About the Author
Laurie David is the founder of, the Virtual March to Stop Global Warming, a bipartisan Internet campaign launched with Senator John McCain and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. A trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, David was producer of the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth and creator of the award-winning comedy special Earth to America!

Sarah Coleman is a barrister and legal officer in the Justice Section of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
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