Author, Producer, Advocate
For over a decade Laurie David has brought her passion and dedication to a long list of environmental and food issues, producing the game-changing Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and helping to ignite the green movement in America. Tackling big and complicated issues is Laurie’s forte and to that end she now explores the American diet and why so many of our kids are fat and sick. Partnering with award-winning journalist Katie Couric, they have executive produced Fed Up, a feature-length documentary that premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film examines the causes and impact of the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done about it.
Leading the charge for families to return to their kitchens, cook real food, and connect with each other, Laurie has authored two cookbooks, most recently The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That’s Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly Good for You. A follow-up to The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids One Meal at a Time, The Family Cooks will be published on April 22, 2014.
She also authored the bestselling book Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-authored the children’s book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which has been published in over eight 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.
You can follow her on Twitter: @Laurie_David