What does the Weston A. Price Logo represent?
The logo superimposes three faces over the map of the world.
Reading from left to right, the first face is the broad face of someone who was nurtured with a nutrient-dense traditional diet, as were the traditional peoples of Alaska, Australia and the Pacific region, over which the face is positioned.
The left-hand face is the past. The middle face is the narrow face of someone brought up on industrialized food. It represents the present. The face is positioned over North America where these foods originated. The deleterious effects of these industrialized foods were first described by Dr. Weston Price whose name indicates to us that this legacy is truly the “price of the west,” the price cultures pay for western modernization.
The face on the right is the goal, the future–once again broad faces that come from nourishing diets. The face is superimposed on Europe and Africa, the ancestral homelands of many Americans, and the traditions we re-embrace in order to restore nutrient-dense foods to American tables.
Why am I a member?
I have been a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2004. Very soon after I was introduced to the book Nourishing Traditions, I joined the Foundation, not really knowing what it was all about, but wanting to learn more. When I joined, I never imaged that 10 years later I would be named to the Foundation’s Honorary Board of Directors. I never imagined that my association with the Weston A. Price Foundation would so fundatmentally change my life personally and professionally.
As many of your know, I founded the San Francisco Chapter in 2004 and now serve as a co-chapter leader in Portland. Nourishing Our Children, which I created in 2005, is an educational initiative of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Our educational materials are based on presentations given by Sally Fallon Morell. Many of those in a position of leadership feel like family to me. And like many families, there have been challenging moments of disagreement yet, I have chosen to stay connected to the Foundation because I wholeheartedly support their mission, which has become my mission.
The reason I continue to be a member, year after year, is because my membership supports:
- The hosting and maintaining of a comprehensive website that I look toward for vital information almost daily.
- Nearly 600 local chapters to help health-conscious consumers obtain nutrient-dense foods locally.
- The Campaign for Real Milk established to help folks locate raw milk and support the growing raw milk movement.
- Soy Alert! a campaign to eliminate this toxic food from our diet.
- Public outreach and education at over 100 events each year.
- Laboratory research on fat-soluble vitamins and other nutrition topics.
- Financial support to Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
- The annual Shopping Guide research and publication.
- A registered nurse on call to answer baby questions.
- Phone and email correspondence to answer countless inquiries that the Foundation receives.
Please join the Foundation for their end-of-the-year membership drive and receive bonus coupons.
- The quarterly journal: Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts, a lively journal with cutting-edge articles on current scientific research, human diets, pasture-based agriculture, holistic therapies, legislative updates, legal issues, as well as sources of nutrient-dense foods.
- The annual Shopping Guide, a thoroughly researched booklet that fits into your pocket or purse and ranks products in three categories: best, good and avoid. It includes meat, seafood, dairy, nuts, grains, fats and oils, sweeteners, soups, fruits and vegetables, snacks, bread and beverages.
- Their informative brochures.
- One copy each of their dietary guidelines booklet and their seven trifold brochures covering the topics butter, cholesterol, cancer, cod liver oil, soy, real milk and trans fats.
- Discount tuition to their regional conferences and the Wise Traditions International Conference, considered one of the nation’s premier conference on diet and health.
- Timely email information and action alerts.
- If you become a member before the end of the year, you’ll receive over $100.00 worth of coupons to companies such as Radiant Life, Green Pasture Products, Vital Choice Seafood & Organics, and Pure Indian Foods. Read about all of the details of the end-of-the-year membership drive.
Free Membership Giveaway
As a gift to our blog readers, the Weston A. Price Foundation has offered me one free membership to give away, as well as the bonus coupons. If you are already a member, you can still receive another year of free membership. Let me know how the Foundation has positively impacted your life in at least 4 or 5 sentences in the comments below. I would also love to read why you currently are or would like to be a member. Recipient will randomly be chosen at the end of December 27.
What has the Weston A. Price Foundation meant to you?
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