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5 Family Food Rules: Laurie David (Video)

Laurie David, Parent Earth Expert, award-wining producer and Author of “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time”, has thought a lot about food and family. Eating dinner together has shaped her family and helped her develop open and intimate relationships with her two daughters – no small feat with tweens and teens. In this Parent Earth video, she shares her tried and true family food rules. What are yours?

Laurie David’s 5 Family Food Rules:

1. No screens of any kind: cell phones, televisions, and computers
2. Everyone comes to the table, no excuses
3. Only serve filtered tap water in glasses at the table
4. Serve dessert to pace the meal: fruit, tea or a little square of chocolate
5. Cook for the family, not just for the kids

Watch the video to learn her handy tricks to pulling this off!

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12:51AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Excellent article. Love it. Thanks.

10:12AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Beautiful. I will see what I can incorporate into my family dinners. I like the water served in a glass with fruit.

8:59AM PDT on May 31, 2011

thanks lovely to see

2:22PM PDT on May 24, 2011

Its one of my rules. Everyone down to lunch together, we wait for each other. I feel its so important. Like Laurie I allow no screens, its the only way to get people talking! I let the kids choose their favorite meals on special occassions which makes it even more special! I have 6 kids, so I spend lots of time cooking, but I enjoy it! They eat a huge variety of foods from all corners of the world. They all enjoy cooking, even my boys! So now I enjoy the pleasure of being 'waited on!'

3:56AM PDT on May 21, 2011

thanks

4:53AM PDT on May 20, 2011

Noted with thanks.

1:21PM PDT on May 15, 2011

ty

3:00PM PDT on May 5, 2011

Thank-you for the interesting & informative article & video. Many good points were stated in both.

11:15AM PDT on May 5, 2011

thanks!

7:41PM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

Great ideas.

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