Houston Food Advocate Kicks Off Virtual Author Series, Authors in Conversation @ Home
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Most parents want to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (the J) will kick off its new virtual series, Authors in Conversation @ Home on September 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. with Houston’s own writer and food advocate, Bettina Elias Siegel. The conversation will be led by Zibby Owens, the host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read. 

Siegel’s nationally recognized book, Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World, explores one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting - trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction. From food issues in our society, to picky eaters, to the unfortunate overlaps between junk food and school lunches, Kid Food offers a deeper understanding of the pervasiveness of processed food and all the factors in play for parents concerned about their children’s diets.

“This evening is for parents, grandparents and any person who wants to understand how the food industry influences our decisions and be a voice for change,” said Morgan Steinberg, Sr. Director of Cultural Arts & Community Connections. “We are excited to support a local author whose voice is changing the landscape of health and nutrition for children across the country."

Named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer,” by Vulture, Owens has recommended books in the Washington Post, Good Morning America and Real Simple. She has also contributed to Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, The New York Times online, and many other publications.

This event is free to the community with registration and is in partnership with Congregation Emanu El, and the JCCs of Boulder, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, PJ Library Cincinnati, Scottsdale, Seattle, Staten Island and Tampa. 

Authors in Conversation @ Home is a recurring series of virtual literary events featuring a variety of authors participants can enjoy from the comfort of their home. Author conversations offered in September include Danielle Renov, author of Peas, Love & Carrots: The Cookbook, with a high holiday cooking demonstration live from Israel on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, William H. Groner and Tom Teicholz, co-authors of 9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders, will discuss the story of brave public servants who showed up when their country needed them, their fight for redress and their victory in the face of the seemingly insurmountable on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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