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.
Giveaway: Anna Balasi at Hachette Books is allowing me to give away one copy of The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time to a lucky reader. To enter:
1. For first entry, go to Hachette's site (http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/genre.aspx?genreID=9) and find another cookbook you'd like to own. Come back here and leave your email address and the name of a book in a comment.
2. For a second entry, tell me your family's favorite thing to have for dinner
3. For a third entry, follow me, and let me know you do in a comment.
Winner from US or Canada only, no PO boxes and you cannot have won this book on another blog. Winner to be drawn November 15.