The Family Dinner

The Family Dinner

Great Ways to Connect With your Kids, One Meal at A Time

Book - 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.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, c2010
ISBN: 9780446565462
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.59 DAV
ANF 641.59 DAV
Characteristics: ix, 246 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Uhrenholdt, Kirstin


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SCL_Preschool Nov 06, 2011

Fantastic book! Recipes are great and suggestions on how to make "family dinner" a regular and fun event are realistic and doable.

Aug 17, 2011

I've spent a lot of time flipping through this gorgeous book -- it's one to buy. It's very inspiring to think how much good you're doing by simply making a home-cooked meal. There are beautiful illustrations, great ideas & tips, and some keeper recipes. I absolutely crave the crispy black bean cakes with guacamole and grilled corn (p. 107). Yum!

debwalker Mar 27, 2011

From the producer of An Inconvenient Truth, an inspiring and practical guide to reclaiming the evening meal for the benefit of health, family and the planet.

Mar 08, 2011

Filled with information and inspiration. Great photography. Interesting recipes. Small ideas and big ideas for all types of families

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