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Q&A: Laurie David on Healthy Parenting | Care2 Healthy Living: As a mother and environmentalist, Laurie David kn...

Q&A: Laurie David on Healthy Parenting | Care2 Healthy Living: As a mother and environmentalist, Laurie David kn...

As a mother and environmentalist, Laurie David knows that healthy and sustainable eating practices start at the dinner table. In this Q&A with Nourish , she talks about why family meals are essential for children’s health, growth, and emotional development. Check out Laurie’s book The Family Dinner : Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time to discover tips and recipes for making family mealtimes matter. You can explore more ideas from Nourish in Bryant Terry’s Cooking Together and Dr. Nadine Burke’s Food and Family . Nourish: Why are family meals important for children’s health and wellbeing? Laurie David: There are many benefits in the simple act of sitting down to eat dinner together. Kids get better grades in school, are less likely to do drugs, and develop healthier eating habits. Family meals provide deep emotional benefits. They boost self-esteem and...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/qa-laurie-david-on-healt...

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