Yes, apparently even babies can show signs of the dreaded diseases of civilization. Ugh, very scary.
Here are some WAPF events coming up. WAPFers are paleo allies in the war for real food and delicious fat. I might not be crazy for grains or dairy, but they have some useful things to say. In NYC the paleo tribe seems to be mostly singles, but WAPFers tend to be those with children or thinking about them. That's great- we need more healthy children out there.
Here are some WAPF and Traditional Nutrition Events coming up:
Ancient Food, Ancient Wisdom:
Using Traditional Foods to Create Vibrant Health
A workshop with Claudia Keel
at The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.
(closest to Hoyt/Schermerhorn stop on A, C & G but not far from all other trains)
Wednesday, March 24, 7 pm
Suggested donation: $10
We will discuss what traditional foods are and why they are so essential to our health and well-being. These traditional foods include enzyme-enriched foods, mineral rich bone broths, animal fats and properly prepared whole grains. We will cover the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price: his study of healthy traditional communities and the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets that conferred beauty, strength and freedom from disease.
Claudia Keel is an Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist with a private practice in Union Square, Manhattan. She is the co-founder and president of the Traditional Nutrition Guild, a non-profit buying club for traditional foods in metro NY, and the New York City chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
AN EVENING LECTURE WITH SALLY FALLON MORELL
REAL MILK: WHAT’S THE REAL DEAL?
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 7:00-9:00 PM
Subud Chelsea Center
230 West 29th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, Manhattan
Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and leading advocate in the real milk movement, will speak about the safety, health, economic and legal issues surrounding milk. Come learn why full-fat raw milk from grass-fed cows on pasture is nature’s safest and healthiest food, and the key to revitalizing small family farms and reclaiming our constitutional rights.
General Admission: $20
Weston A. Price Foundation or Traditional Nutrition Guild Member: $15
~Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly suggested~
Online registration will close on Friday, March 26 at 9:00 pm!
Sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation NYC Chapters
MEET THE RADICAL HOMEMAKERS!
Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
114 West 47th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues), Manhattan
First floor auditorium
Join the Weston A. Price Foundation NYC and Just Food for a special presentation and book signing to celebrate the release of "Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture," by Shannon Hayes, upstate farmer, author and radical homemaker. Shannon will tell the story of pioneering men and women who are redefining feminism and the good life by reclaiming control of home and hearth. Guided by simple principles of ecological sustainability, social justice, community engagement and family well-being these radical homemakers are questioning the corporate control of the home from the breadbox to the closet. Her presentation will explore the experiences of these rural, urban and suburban folks who are endeavoring to change the world by reclaiming their domestic skills -- whether it be planting a garden, growing tomatoes on an apartment balcony, mending a shirt, repairing an appliance, providing one's own entertainment, or cooking and preserving the local harvest!
Shannon's presentation will include a panel discussion with Lis Thomas, Declan Walsh, and Dina Falconi, New Yorkers who are seeking to live more sustainably through homesteading activities.
Tickets are $10 for admission and $25 for admission and a signed copy of "Radical Homemakers." Copies of the book will be available for sale for $20.
Pre-registration is required due to building security. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Reception and book signing to follow presentation
2010 KICK-OFF EVENT!
NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN: TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR THE MODERN CHILD
Saturday, April 17, 2-4:30pm, suggested donation $10-20*
TRS Professional Suites, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan
This workshop answers the question "Can children be well-fed but malnourished?" by offering an in-depth look at the true nutritional needs of the growing child and the dangers of depleted modern foods, including many labeled as “natural” and “organic.” Angela Davis and Hannah Springer, Weston A. Price Foundation Brooklyn chapter leaders, will examine the historical significance of many foods that are now vilified as dangerous and unhealthy, and explain why a return to a traditional, nutrient-dense diet is crucial for returning our youngest generations to health and vitality. They will share dietary principles to create optimal nutrition, behavior and learning for children. The workshop will cover ideas for traditional, nutrient-dense meals to guide parents in nourishing rather than merely feeding their children, and will provide time for a group discussion of strategies for raising healthy eaters.
Nutrient-dense traditional snacks will be served.
Information about the Nourishing Our Children-NYC community and events will be provided. This is a chance to meet like-minded parents and begin learning how you can ensure great health for your kids through traditional foods! Children and babies are welcome to join us, and may sit in parents' laps or play together at the back of the room.
Please RSVP to Hannah@EarthBodyBalance.com
*All proceeds benefit the Nourishing Our Children-NYC chapter and help us spread the word to families, schools, and communities
NOURISHING WISDOM: THE FERTILITY, PREGNANCY, AND NURSING DIET, AND BABY'S FIRST FOODS
Saturday, June 26, 2-4:30pm
TRS Professional Suites, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan
Fee: $10-20 sliding scale suggested donation
Throughout history, humans have prized certain foods that were known to provide the special nourishment needed for creating -- and raising -- healthy children. In this workshop, Weston A. Price Foundation Brooklyn chapter leaders Hannah Springer and Angela Davis, will discuss what these traditional foods are and why they are of vital importance for fertility, pregnancy, lactation, and feeding babies. They will cover the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price, his study of healthy traditional communities, and the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets that conferred fertility, beauty, strength, and freedom from disease. Come learn how you can transition to a way of eating that will help maximize your chances of conceiving a healthy baby, how to eat for the growing child within you, which foods will increase the nutritional value and volume of breast milk, and which foods to emphasize when transitioning your little one to solid.