Every year the Weston A. Price Foundation hosts an annual conference. I feel blessed to have attended 10 of them so far; most of the time exhibiting Nourishing Our Children. Captured above are Spoken Glass bottles we offered for a donation to our educational initiative one year. I chose this image to illustrate this blog post because I think the conference is a nourishing experience, and no matter what the theme, the goal is to educate us on how to nourish ourselves and our children. I wanted to share what I am excited about this years conference being held November 13 – 16, and to encourage you to join us! If you aren’t in a position to come for the entire conference, day passes are available, with or without meals.
- I think at the top of my list is the people! I love connecting with others who are passionate about real food, many of whom I only get to see at these conferences.
- It is being held in Anaheim, California, not far from where my mother lives in Newport Beach, and brothers in Los Angeles, so it will be a family reunion for me!
- Presenting at and attending the chapter leader’s meeting on Thursday, with my mom in tow this year!
- The focus this year is on the importance of traditional fats!
- The food that is served, all of which honors the dietary recommendations made by the Weston A. Price Foundation. It is such a pleasure not to have to worry about the quality of the food served at every meal! The have gluten free and daily free options as well.
- The opportunity to learn! 44 speakers will present on topics such as Child Immunization Options, Vaccines or Nutrition, Folic Acid Supplementation: Why This is Not a Good Idea, The Extraordinary Properties of Water, Continuous Kombucha (with Both Traditional and Jun Scoby), Holistic Management: Promoting the Restoration of Grasslands to Save Civilization, Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough, The Science of Kombucha, How to Have a Totally Organic Garden, Understanding Your Own Blood Test Results, The Biological Function of Saturated Fats, Death by Food Pyramid, Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease, and Movement and Sleep: Myths and Truths that Affect our Health.
- The children’s program! I have been honored to be a guest teacher in year’s past and was quite impressed with the program offered to children. This year the children will learn how to make fermented veggies, learn about the benefits of bone broth, clean water and kombucha, raw cheese and milk, and pasture raised foods with guest teachers Elaine Boland, Norm LeMoine, Hannah Crum, Sally Fallon Morell and Marcy Oliver. They will participate in making snacks such as deviled eggs garnished with bacon, nut butter on apples, kombucha, keir and fruit leathers, and popcorn cooked in coconut oil with butter and sea salt. They will also practice yoga with Kim Thompson!
- Did I mention the food?!
- I am excited to be launching the children’s book I co-created with Mohammad Naser at the conference: The Adventures of Andrew Price! Join Andrew Price, the fictitious great-great-nephew of Dr. Weston A. Price, the dentist, as he delivers a “show and tell” to his classroom. He will recount the travels that his great-great-uncle took to Switzerland, Alaska, Canada and Africa. As the narrator, he will teach those who are reading the book about the nutritional principles that support optimal health.This is a story about an adventurous child teaching children about traditionally prepared, real foods with humor and art. Books will be available at the Nourishing Our Children booth and at adventuresofandrewprice.com.
You have the choice of 2 options:
- Since Wise Traditions is an educational conference, Sally Fallon Morell is giving away 4 copies of The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children exclusively to our community members in the United States so that children can learn how to cook! Follow the link to read my review!
- She is also giving away 2 people a one day pass to the Wise Traditions conference, to encourage you to attend! Those whose qualifying entries are randomly chosen may choose what day they’d like to attend!
Enter by following these instructions:
1. In the first line of your comment, let us know if you have an interest in the Wise Traditions day pass or in The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children!
2. Then let us know, in at least 5 sentences, what excites you about the conference and/or what excites you about the children’s cookbook!
Qualifying comments will be randomly chosen on Friday, November 6 at 6:00P Pacific. All respondents will be notified via email.
25 Responses to Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts
I am interested in the cookbook for children.
I would love my daughter to learn how to cook from an early age. I like that this book is focused on real foods, and trust the recipes. I was not sure how to teach my daughter in a simple way, and like that this gives us a road map. I will enjoy these recipes for myself as well! Thank you for offering us this opportunity to learn and teach!
I am interested in winning the day passes to the conference.
As a mother of an allergy kid, I am always interested making sure the limited foods my child eats pack a nutritional punch. I am always researching different foods and diets for my family to try. I recently have discovered and have been looking into a “nourishing diet”. The more I look into the diet the more I want to learn and try new things. I believe going to the conference will really help me to grow in my knowledge of the principles of this way of eating. I would love the opportunity to learn more (and I want my husband to jump on board when he learns more too.)
I am interested in the cook book for children.
My children are my reason for being so passionate about food and resources. I love your work, so I am excited to see this book. I know this book would help get the kids motivated in cooking. Getting them motivated in the kitchen would be wonderful. This type of knowledge is the kind that is good for life.
I am interested in the cook book for children.
I agree that cooking is one of the most important skill to teach to children. It is the one thing, I really really wish I had learnt while I had time as a teenager, it is so hard to learn as a parent with so many responsibilities. I am determined to have this skill down solid for my children as part of their homeshool project. My son keeps asking me for one and I keep saying the store bought cook books for children are too unhealthy.
I’m interested in the cookbook.
My son just turned 5 and he loves to help cook. He is already able to notice a difference in how he feels after eating grains that haven’t been soaked vs grains that have. He can tell you what farm all of our food came from and helps create my meal plans. He’s getting much more interested in cooking and I would love to have this book to help come up with more kid-friendly ways to help involve him in preparing our meals. This generation of kids desperately needs the knowledge that the WAPF provides and I know this cookbook is going to help educate a new generation.
Winning the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children would be such a reward. I have raised me daughter under the WAPF recommendations for nutritious foods since she started solids after 6 mos. To have this cookbook in our collection is combining my love for healthy cooking, and her love for healthy eating. The book would be another way great way to bond and expand our knowledge together. Hopefully she will share the enjoyment of preparing the foods as much as she does eating them.
I would be overjoyed to win a ticket to come to your conference. I’m fascinated by nutrition and what you can do to your body by eating real food. Seriously all the topics looked amazing and it would be so hard to pick only a few to attend. I planned to start a holistic nutrition certificate program in the fall, but we decided to grow our family by beginning to foster in the new year. I was diagnosed with POF premature ovarian failure last Feb, so have been trying to heal my body with food. It really is amazing what you can do with nutrition, please choose me to come! I would be honored, write everything down and share it with everyone even if they aren’t listening!! Kira cook
I would love to win the tickets to the conference!
I went once years ago with my mom, but now I am really learning a lot more.. My husband just started GAPS and I am trying to start my son and me as well. I would love to meet other like-minded moms and grow in my knowledge of WAPF food and lifestyle! It sounds like such a wonderful event! Thank you so much for offering this opportunity!
Winning the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children would be so exciting. My granddaughter doesn’t get much cooking experience at home, but she is very interested in cooking and loves to read everything; we do both on our visits together. She is very interested in healthy food and I know she would “devour” the healthy cookbook. It would be a wonderful supplement to what grandma can offer.
Thank you for the opportunity.
The children’s cookbook. I love getting my 2 children excited about healthy food and cooking with me. We have fun together in the kitchen but a book geared towards children would be even better. All the kids cookbooks out there seem to get children excited about cooking with sugar but we want to eat real nourishing food. My son is an avid label reader and I think with a cookbook like this he may really take off in the kitchen and my daughter will surely follow. Love helping them become more independent little people.
I am interested in the children’s cookbook:
My 3 year old daughter has begun to ask me questions such as … is this healthy? is that healthy? She loves standing by me helping me peel carrots and wash dishes. In this day and age in which the distraction of technology is hindering the development of healthy relationships between parents and children, I’m excited for a tangible item that can connect parent and child that is spiritual and physical…and a cookbook is just that. Food connect humans on all different levels. I would love to use this cookbook as a spring board for a healthy foundation of our relationship.
A ticket to the most importantant conference for us all.
I would dearly appreciate a ticket to the WAPF conference.
I woukd like to be able to learn how to teach and spread the very importance of living a traditional diet, like our grandparents have, to all around us and to show how much sense it makes to make a change. We, my husband and 4 children, have been enjoying our wap way of living for 5 years now. We have embraced it fully, and are so happy and healthy. Now to get the world to open to our traditional way nourishment.
I would love to win a ticket to the conference!
I am a current foster mom for five kids who have been raised on 100% processed foods. They arrived with anxiety, obesity, attention deficits, medications and developmental challenges; it’s been the same for all of the foster kids I’ve become Momma to over the years. One of the biggest challenges I face is teaching nutrition to kids who believe fast food is actually food and sugary cereal is the best breakfast EVER. My current focus is growing food on our city lot to feed us, share with our neighbors and potentially show the kids how to make a bit of money through selling, and I need help. A ticket to the conference would be SO appreciated as I also reach out to the broader foster care community and would love to share with other families what I learn.
I am interested in the cookbook for children.
I have a two year old and a four year old. I started this adventure of exploring cooking using a more traditional foods diet about half a year ago. It has been a fun adventure! The kids enjoy making sourdough crackers with me every week and use their cookie cutters to make them into fun shapes. I look forward to finding more ways to cook things that they will enjoy eating. Thank you!
I am interested in The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children. My cousin has a new baby coming. He and his wife (and either set of grandparents) have never heard about Weston A Price. I’d love to give this new baby a start that no other child in the family has had, in regards to healthy eating. Even though the mother will definitely be eating a mostly SAD diet during pregnancy and vaccinating, at least the child may get a good start once she reads the book.
I would love the children’s cookbook! I just finished my training as an NTP, and I only learned about WAPF 3 years ago. Changing our diet has been the best thing possible for my family’s health. We are sick very infrequently, feel our energy very balanced throughout the day, and are generally more patient and compassionate with each other. My son is now 5, and is getting more and more interested in helping me with ferments, cultures, and preparing good food in the kitchen (though he still won’t touch most veggies or broth, no matter how I make them!). I’d love to use this book as a reference to guide him toward great decisions around food. Thanks!
Oh, the conference! I have been cooking NT style for over a decade and have wanted to attend the conference for the same amount of time. I am in a beautiful state of new beginnings and would so enjoy to attend. My finances are slim, but I’d find a way to get there (and have a place to stay with friends). My son is 13 and he has helped me teach fermentation classes, so he is a great companion for me. I am starting an online wellness business and am writing a cookbook for families (have had this in the works for the greater part of the decade……new beginnings are wonderful!). Best wishes to everyone and thank you for the opportunity to win a day at the conference for my son and me!
I would love the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children.
I would absolutely love this book. I have both Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care, and have been a follower and member of the Weston A. Price Foundation for many years. It would be great to add this book to my collection especially since I just gave birth to our first child in August. He is now 2 months old and it would be wonderful to use this cookbook as my child grows up. As a family we are extremely committed to natural, whole food living and this cookbook would help us to continue that. Thanks for considering!
I would love to have the cookbook for homeschool use for my youngest son. I cured my and my daughters illness with nourishing foods and learning to cut out MSG and other neurotoxins. I wish to instill a forever love of real food in my youngest son too!
I would LOVE to win the children’s cookbook! My daughter is almost 18 months old, and I am slowly transitioning her from baby food to ‘grown-up’ food, but struggle to think of healthy, easy, kid-friendly ideas for meals (she is my first). I would really make good use of this book!!
The Children’s Cookbook would have a wonderful, welcome place in our home. We homeschool our children and modeling how to nourish their bodies has been the foundation of our curriculum. We have enjoyed recipes from Nourishing Traditions and would love to expand into the children’s cookbook. Thank you for the opportunity, and for spreading the knowledge on staying grounded through food, in this time of deep change!
I would love to win a day pass to the conference! I am interested in learning more about WAPF. I know I have so much to learn and change, in order to help my family. I feel that attending the conference will help get me motivated to start making the necessary changes. These changes are long overdue. I really hope I have the chance to attend and begin this journey!
I would love to win the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for children! My 4 babies are the reason we started down this path. My oldest 2 daughters, 7 & 5 are so into helping me in the kitchen with all tasks, including fermenting veggies, making broths, yogurts & kefirs, kombucha etc. I would LOVE this cookbook for them to have their own ” thing”-they would feel very special having their OWN cookbook full of nourishing recipes :-) If we don’t win, we will be giving our girls this book as a Christmas gift!
I AM very excited about the children’s book. My kindergartener wants to help me in the kitchen and I want to teach him about good food. Presently there is a lot of junk food being served in his class and I want him to internalize the information so he can make good choices on his own in the (near) future.
I would absolutely love to win the day pass to the conference!
I have lived and cooked after WAP principles for 14 years now. My two boys are usually one of the few ones at school who bring their own nutritious snacks and lunches. My older son loves to educate his surrounding on why that is the case ;o). Now that the boys are older and I have a bit more free time. I’d love to meet and get to know the community in person since I live only an hour away from this years conference.