The Vermont Traditional Foods and Health Symposium

Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: Thurs: 7-9pm; Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5pm
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Burlington and Shelburne, VT

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health, wellness and longevity.

The Traditional Diets and Health Symposium is made possible by the generous support of The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation.

Complete information & schedule. Registration is required to attend the Symposium. In order to make the program accessible, the program is being offered at a sliding scale fee.  

Thursday, June 13

7:00 - 9:00pm |  Film House, Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT  |  Free

Film Screening: Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives; A Film By Jeffrey Smith, Narrated By Linda Oz 

Never-before-seen-evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.  Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Friday, June 14

Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT  |  Sliding scale fee; Suggested donation $25

The Genetics of Success: How Diet Shapes a Child's Future

Let’s face it, feeding your family right takes more time and costs more money. How much more? Is it worth it? What are the social, emotional, physical and cognitive costs of a poor diet?  Investing in the four core elements of all traditional diets, the Four Pillars of World Cuisine, can give your genes what they need to give children (and their parents) the best possible chance in life.

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Shanahan, Family Physician and author of two books: Deep Nutrition, Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food and Food Rules, A Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating.

PRIMAL BODY, PRIMAL MIND:  Lessons from the past and a diet for our future

What is the Paleo Diet and why is it important to eat the way our ancestors were eating tens of thousands of years ago?  What does it have to do with who we are now and how we should eat today?   How to apply the principles of a Paleo diet  for optimized mental and physical health and the strengths and weaknesses of a Paleo way of eating in modern times will be discussed.

Presenter: Nora Gedgaudas CNS, CNT One of the World’s leading experts on Paleo nutrition and author of the international best-selling book Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond The Paleo Diet For Total Health and a Longer Life. She is Board-certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) and is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Certified Nutritional Therapist.

Saturday, June 15

Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT  |  Sliding scale fee; Suggested donation $15  |  Register

Get Cultured! Enjoy Traditional Ferments and Heal the Gut with the GAPS Diet

What is a healthy gut?  What is a leaky gut? What are the indicators that you have one or the other?   Balancing every colony of microbial species coexisting in our guts plays a role in supporting our health.  A traditional foods diet is a healing diet but it may not be enough to completely heal your gut from past experience.  The GAPS Diet protocol can help by using the dietary stages to heal and seal the gut, build and restore healthy symbiosis with your bacterial neighbors in-residence, and recover vibrant health for yourself and your family. 

Presenter: Cathy Eason, BS, NTP, LMT, CHFS, CGP.  Cathy is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a Master Certified Healing Foods Specialist, and a Certified GAPS Practitioner (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) in private practice in Portland, Oregon, counseling individuals, families, community groups and corporate wellness programs on nutritional therapies for health recovery.  Cathy is also the Director of Education and a Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association, a recommended Holistic Nutrition Education Program accredited by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. 

Nourishing Traditional Diets: The Key to Vibrant Health

What are the key principles of a traditional diet?  The pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price and the eleven principles of healthy traditional diets worldwide will be discussed.  

Presenter: Sally Fallon Morell.  Sally Fallon Morell, Founder and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. She is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care.

Many thanks to our Sponsors:

Aqua Vitea Kombucha 
Burlington School Food Project  
Burlington Chapter of WAPF
Family Cow Farmstand 
Flack Family Farm
The Farmhouse Group  
Healthy Living Market 
Intervale Center
Rural Vermont 
Shelburne Farms
Urban Moonshine 
Vermont Fresh Network 
Weston A. Price Foundation

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