Laurie David

Author and Producer

For over a decade Laurie David has brought her passion and dedication to a variety of important environmental and food issues, from global warming to America’s overconsumption of sugar. Laurie was a producer on the Academy award-winning An Inconvenient Truth and executive producer on Fed Up, a feature-length documentary that examines the surprising truth about how our food is making us sick. Laurie edited Poems from the Pond, a collection of writings by Peggy Freydberg, a woman who began writing poetry when she turned ninety. Laurie also co-wrote two cookbooks, The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That’s Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly Good for You and The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids One Meal at a Time. Both books focus on healthy family dinners and importance of enjoying home-cooked meals together. She also coauthored the children’s book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which has been published in over ten languages. 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. @Laurie_David