Winter Park Institute

Laurie David

Author, producer, environmental advocate


Laurie David: Fed Up! A Talk About What, Where and How We Eat

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Event Details

Laurie David, producer of An Inconvenient Truth and advocate for environmental issues, will discuss the importance of food, meals, and eating and how these impact our lives.

(Photo credit Maryellen Baker)

Speaker Bio

For over a decade Laurie David has brought her passion and dedication to a variety of important environmental and food issues. Her most recent book, The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, is an inspirational, practical and green guide to the vital family dinner ritual and how to accomplish it in today’s busy world. She is working on her second cookbook, The Family Cooks, which is scheduled to be published Mother's Day 2014.

Laurie was a producer of the 2006 Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, executive produced the HBO documentary Too Hot NOT to Handle, and the TBS comedy special Earth to America! She also authored the bestselling book Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-authored The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which has been published in over eight languages.

For her first film project since An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie has partnered with Katie Couric to executive produce Fed Up, a feature-length documentary that will examine the causes and impact of the childhood obesity epidemic. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped), Fed Up will help change the way Americans look at food.

Laurie has received numerous awards and honors, including the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, a Humanitas Prize Special Award and a Gracie Allen Award. Laurie has been honored with the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award, the Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award and the NRDC Forces for Nature award.

Laurie, a regular blogger on the Huffington Post, has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. She was named a 2006 Glamour Woman of the Year and has been profiled in People, Glamour, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle, Wired, House & Garden, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.

You can follow her on Twitter @Laurie_David