The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

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The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

Format:  Hardcover,

246 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Nov 2010

ISBN-13: 9780446565462

ISBN-10: 0446565466

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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.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9780446565462
ISBN-10: 0446565466
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 246
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Foer, Jonathan Safran

Jonathan Safran Foer (born 1977) is an American author best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). He was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Georgetown Day School and Princeton University. In 2000, Foer was awarded the Zoetrope: All-Story Fiction Prize and in 2007 he was included in Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. His forthcoming nonfiction book is entitled, Eating Animals. His title Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close made The N.Y. Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Biography of Karp, Harvey

Based in Santa Monica, Dr. Kapp is a practicing pediatrician and child development specialist who has worked with thousands of families, from inner city teen moms to superstar parents. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He and his wife and daughter live in California.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2010-10-01)

David (producer of An Inconvenient Truth) here champions the family dinner as an oasis from the over programmed lives we lead. Chapters include "Kids in the Kitchen", "Table Talk", and "Two Homes, One Table: Family Dinner After Divorce". She intersperses quotations as well as short interviews throughout the book with various celebrities and chefs, President Obama, and food writers of the moment such as Michael Pollan and Jonathan Safran Foer.

She discusses the value of grandparents and saying grace, and she gives readers ideas for conversations and games. David's premise is somewhat undercut, however, by her use of a cook, Uhrenholdt, who contributes more than 75 recipes to the book. Many readers may lack the time to relax and eat with their families if they cannot afford the luxury of a personal cook.

Verdict: This book is filled with recipes, ideas, happy photos, and good info and resources to improve the family dinner experience. However, Bader and Benjamin's The Cleaner Plate Club (see review, above) offers a more down-to-earth take on kids and food.

-Barb Kundanis, Longmont P.L., CO

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • IACP Crystal Whisk Awards, 2012 (United States)

Book description

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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by a family life saver I teach parenting classes and recommend this to all "my" parents who want to harmonize, involve, educate, and inspire ther families. Games, recipes, hints, and valuable comments from experts from various fields which tie into this important topic - in a beautifully photographed and easy-to-follow narrative. Give your family that seemingly lost gift of dinner together. 01/26/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Family Dinner Laurie and Kristin are really onto something here. A wise woman once told me that if we don't sit down and really listen to our kids one day they'll just stop talking. The Family Dinner offers sound advice on how to set aside time in our busy day to really sit and get the conversation going with our kids. Bring some of these games and conversation starters to your dinner table and I think you'll be amazed at how fun and effective they can be! 03/01/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOVED this book This book was a great resource to get me kids to sit down to a more healthy dinner. Laurie David is fabulous the way she weaves her tips for getting conversations started to greening our tables and earth one meal at a time. A WONDERFUL BOOK 02/22/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Fill Dinnertime With Love and Fun! We cherish Laurie's book not just for the recipes, but for the terrific tips on making time at the table fun and informative. Our 4 year-old son can't wait for dinner so we can play "table games" -- what we call our family dinner discussions. Last night, our activities ranged from naming amazing dinosaur facts to imagining what it would be like to live in space to reading poetry aloud from Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. Laurie's book has changed the way we look at dinner time. It even makes me want to cook. After YEARS of trying to manufacture reasons to be in the kitchen for anything other than pouring chips in a bowl, at last I've found one (...now I even make my own salsa!) -- it gets us to the table to have some fun. Thank you Laurie David! 03/01/2011
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