The modern health scourges of obesity, diabetes and autism, not to mention cancer and heart disease, have inspired many Americans to turn the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) for common sense solutions. The nonprofit nutrition organization, which promotes traditional foodways and holistic health, brings its popular Wise Traditions conference to Buffalo, N.Y.
The two-day event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 15 and 16, 2012.
The event will be of interest to health professionals, food entrepreneurs, farmers and health conscious consumers. It is open to the public, and is the second in a new series of regional conferences to be held around the U.S. “Our International conference brings together people from around the globe, our new regional conferences will bring Wise Traditions closer to home,” explains WAPF President and conference keynote speaker, Sally Fallon Morell.
The event begins with Sally Fallon Morell’s presentation, Nourishing Traditional Diets, an in-depth look at the classic nutrition research of Dr. Weston A. Price and the principles of healthy traditional diets. Another track features sessions on alternative health strategies such as homeopathy and food as medicine. Two traditional foods cooking demonstrations, by Cathy Hohmeyer and Maureen Diaz, provide practical instruction for newcomers to traditional foodways. The first day concludes with a screening of Farmageddon, a critically acclaimed documentary film about attacks on small farms in America.
On Sunday, there will be two course tracks offered. One will focus on Dairy Farming and Food Safety, the other on Wise Entrepreneurs—business opportunities in the growing real food movement.
A growing in interest in farm-fresh food has more families seeking unprocessed fresh milk direct from the farm. In the Dairy Farming and Food Safety track, Sally Fallon will present the Health Benefits of Raw Milk, and a second session on Food Safety and Raw Milk Cheese Production. Canadian dairy farmer Michael Schmidt will present Raw Milk Production. A demonstration on culturing dairy foods follows.
The Wise Entrepreneurs track will aim to equip those interested in starting or growing their small farm or food business. Among the speakers are three successful food entrepreneurs: Scott Grzybek founder of Zukay Live Foods; Dave Wetzel, founder of Green Pasture Products; and Max Kane, founder of FarmMatch.com, a new social media and search site for farm foods. Kane will demonstrate the new website.
Full and one-day registrations are available.
The Exhibitors Hall will showcase nutrient-dense foods, pasture-based farms, holistic health practitioners and nutritional supplements. For further information about the Weston A. Price Foundation, visit westonaprice.org. For the conference schedule or to register for the conference call (304) 724-3006 or visit the conference page, http://westonaprice.org/buffalo.