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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Jennifer C.
Past Member 7 years ago

Excellent article. Love it. Thanks.

Amy B.
Amy Berg Pickett7 years ago

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

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn7 years ago

thanks lovely to see

Huda G.
Huda G7 years ago

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!'

Masha Samoilova
Past Member 7 years ago


KrassiAWAY B.
Krasimira B7 years ago

Noted with thanks.

May Howie
may Howie7 years ago


Margaret  Marge F.
Marge F7 years ago

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

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson7 years ago


Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma7 years ago

Great ideas.