We are a non-profit, educational initiative of the Weston A. Price Foundation established to address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children.
This blog is comprised of posts written by Sandrine Perez, as well as some guest authors. Sandrine previously worked as a family therapist, art therapist, teacher, and as an educational therapist in private practice before she established Nourishing Our Children in 2005. Convinced that the children she worked with were well-fed but malnourished, Sandrine closed her private practice to devote herself to the cause of educating and inspiring parents to return to the whole, natural foods that have produced generation after generation of healthy children. She founded the San Francisco Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2004 and served as the volunteer chapter leader for more than a year. She currently co-leads the Portland, Oregon chapter. She has also taught Nourishing Traditions and Moroccan cooking classes. Beyond her own visual communication business whereby she offers photography and visual design services, she currently serves our cause as both the executive and creative director. Sandrine received an activist award from the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2006 for her leadership role, and in 2014 she was named to the Honorary Board. She has also established Nourishing Ourselves focused on adults.
Please note that Sandrine was formerly known as Sandrine Hahn and Sandrine Love.
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Yay, so excited for this blog! Your information is invaluable!! Thanks for taking it to a whole new level. :)
You are most welcome, Mya! This project has been on my wish list for a year and I am delighted to get it up and running at long last! It will serve as a reference library for me as well, which is much, much needed!
Glad I found this blog and glad to see more people taking their health into their own hands! I also started this journey many years ago when my then 5 year old son developed chronic bronchitis and the doctor recommended a 6 month on, off course of antibiotics! Thank God my instincts said no way! Looking forward to more posts!
In the last year and half since I first received your DVD, I have been able to educate clients, add the information in fermented foods cooking classes and refer many people through posts on facebook to all the consise information you have to offer. It complements my Practice as a NTA, CHFS and CGP Practitioner! You are an inspiration to us of all in this ever growing ans supportive field. Thank you so much! Trish Carty
Thank you so much for this view, Trish! Would you be willing to paste your comment here as well — we are collecting them on this page at the moment in support of our promotion: https://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/end-of-summer-promotion/
Very glad that I follow this blog now, i am a fellow blogger, I have just signed up to be a special member of the WAPF, I live in southwest australia and would love to become more involved with the foundation :)
I saw your “What’s Really in The Cereal Bowl?” article today and thought I’d write to introduce myself and our project- http://eatlocalgrown.com.
The eatlocalgrown project has two primary missions-
1) To create awareness about the dangers our food system is facing
2) To support small local farms and farmers markets that are practicing sustainable agriculture
I wanted to reach out to see if you would be interested in having us re-publish some of your existing articles on eatLocalGrown.com as a guest author. Some of our guest authors include Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Sara Gottfried. Marc David, Danielle Nierenberg and many more.
We provide full credit on all articles with links back to your site/blog. Guest authors receive a dedicate bio-page where we can also add links to your book recommendations and free resources.
Our base is growing pretty fast so I am confident that we can get you some great exposure. We currently have over 500,000 Facebook and Twitter followers.
To see some examples of how we give you author credit and links here’s some articles we recently published:
Our ‘About’ page will give you some background on why we started the site and what our goals are: http://eatlocalgrown.com/content/about-us.html
We’d love to have you on board. Please contact me if you are interested.
Hi I just found out about all this foods and the proper way to eat. WOW. Thanks for sharing the wisdom. I have 13 year old twins and yes although they do not have any caries or tooth decay I would love to see more articles and guidance for parents of teens. Please, we would like to look at diets of developing teens. As I understand it, from 13 to 18 years of age the teens develop everything from height, organs, jaw bones, brains, sexual impulse, mood disposition and so on. So please if you can, write something for us. A podcast episode would also be greatly appreciated.
We have a 3 1/2 month old son and supplement breastfeeding with WAP formula. We currently live in Austin, TX but will be in Portland next week for 10 days. We were considering shipping from our stock, but would prefer to have some made locally. Do you know of anyone who might be able to help us?
Thank you for working to help the next generation be healthier.
I would like to know if you will continue to promote the Weston A. Price Foundation and Sally Fallon Morell given that she is recommending NutraPro International cod liver oil whose owner is apparently a registered sex offender?
Here’s the information I found: http://www.cheeseslave.com/fermented-cod-liver-oil-scandal-new-development/
I was alarmed to find out that the owner of NutraPro International apparently friended me on Facebook using a fake name. Do you know this man and do you know he was arrested for sexual predatory behavior online? He was stalking a 13-year-old girl which turned out to be an undercover police officer.
NutraPro is listed in the “Best” category for CLO on the WAPF website. I’ve emailed Sally Fallon Morell to ask her what she knows about the arrest and if she has a statement.
Perhaps you’d also like to write a post about this to warn your readers? I was alarmed to find out that the owner of the company apparently friended me on Facebook using a fake account. You might want to check your friends list and see if he added you.
Ann Marie Michaels
I’ll check out your article. All I know about this product was that it was tested independently and not found to be rancid. I don’t have any personal experience with it, so I haven’t recommended it myself.
Thank you for responding, Sandrine. I’ve been searching online and can’t find any lab tests for NutraPro. There is nothing on their website. Perhaps you could point me to those test results? Thank you!
I’m also interested not just in what this product is (seems like no one knows) but why Sally would choose to recommend a company run by an individual who is a convicted sex offender. Did Sally not know this person? Maybe you can ask her since you are so close to her. She hasn’t gotten back to my emails.
I read your article and reached out to Sally. She said that she was approaching the Board on the matter. She supplied me with this statement below:
Controversy Over Nutra-Pro Brand Cod Liver Oil
A controversy has arisen over the Nutra-Pro brand of cod liver oil, one of three brands of cod liver oil in our "Best" category in the shopping guide.
Nutra-Pro is described as "Virgin Cod Liver Oil," which as best as we can determine, is steam extracted. This is an extraction at a lower temperature than most brands of cod liver oil, which are extracted through a process called molecular distillation. The other two brands in the Best category are not heated. The Blue Ice cod liver oil is extracted from the livers through fermentation and the Rosita brand (described as "Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil") is released from the cod livers after a rapid change in temperature. All three brands contain natural vitamins A and D, with nothing added.
The Weston A. Price Foundation has conducted rancidity tests on all three brands. We found no signs of rancidity in the Blue Ice cod liver oil and very low signs of rancidity in the other two brands. The results of these tests were presented at Wise Traditions 2015 and also published in the Spring 2016 issue of Wise Traditions http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/cod-liver-oil/report-cod-liver-oil-2/. Oil #4 is the Nutra-Pro brand.
It was recently brought to our attention that the president of the Nutra-Pro distribution company has a criminal record as a sex offender in 2007. We need to make it clear that the Weston A. Price Foundation does not do background checks on the owners of the companies recommended in our Shopping Guide. We have over three thousand products listed there, and to research the backgrounds of the owners is beyond our budget and not part of our mission statement. We do our best to produce a guide containing products that conform to our guidelines, but cannot vouch for the overall accuracy of the guide or the background of the owners. Whether individuals wish to purchase the Nutra-Pro cod liver oil given this knowledge is their individual decision.
It turns out that the owner of Nutra-Pro is Tilak Dhiman, once a distinguished professor of dairy science at the University of Utah and an expert in lipid science. He is listed as an author of twenty-two papers on CLA, and the importance of grass-based feeding of dairy cows. In fact, he was an eloquent voice for a return to pasture-based feeding and was a speaker at Wise Traditions in 2006. So he is very qualified to assess the qualities of the cod liver oil that he distributes, and we have never had any complaints about the product.
The Weston A. Price Foundation does not have any financial interest in any of the companies listed in the Shopping Guide.
The linked to report above has charts that are challenging to read. Here is the pdf version of the tests as was posted on Green Pasture Product’s website: http://www.greenpasture.org/documentFiles/181.pdf
Thank you for this, Sandrine… can you point me to where in this article the NutraPro results are? I can’t find them.
http://www.greenpasture.org/documentFiles/181.pdf – The statement above identifies cod liver oil number 4 as the NutraPro.
Thanks so much, Sandrine. I’m grateful for your quick reply. As you can imagine, this is very upsetting information to many WAPF members.
I reached out to a few other bloggers but nobody had responded yet so I appreciate you getting back to me so quickly. In fact, oddly, Sarah Pope of The Healthy Home Economist, who is also on the WAPF board, actually deleted my comments and blocked me from her Facebook page when I asked her about getting a statement.
As much as I appreciate the official statement, and I will publish it, I am disappointed in Sally’s response.
Since I think it’s fair to say the overwhelming majority of cod liver oil customers are mothers, unless Sally says they will take NutraPro out of the WAPF Best Category, I don’t feel comfortable referring anyone to the WAPF site or endorsing WAPF in the future. I am very protective of my children and am not comfortable doing business with a registered sex offender… Furthermore, I still have yet to see any independent test results from NutraPro, nor do I have any nutritional information for their cod liver oil.
Really can’t understand why Sally continues to promote this product.
Hi Sandrine…is the discount price only for one item? I am trying to purchase 3 and only one received the discount.
Thanks for your help!
Hi Patti, the discount is offered on all of the items, with the exception of our DVD .mov files. Please try again. We had a discount code set up issue that has been resolved! https://nourishingourchildren.org/2016/09/17/website-launch-promotion/
Do you have any college educated registered dietitians involved. It looks as if you do not which does not say much about the true nutrition knowledge gained through a degree; not a mail off certificate or well read individual on the latest nutrition fads.
Yes, we do have registered dietitians, and those with PhD in Nutritional Sciences involved with the Weston A. Price Foundation. In fact, Chris Masterjohn, PhD is a regularly contributor to our organization and has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2016/06/21/who-i-am/. Along with Sally Fallon, Mary Enig co-founded the Weston A. Price Foundation in 1999. Enig attended the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) where she received a MS and later a PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 1984. From 1984 through 1991 she was a faculty research associate at UMCP with the Lipids Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry where she participated in biochemical research on lipids. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, graduated with honors as a medical doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a postgraduate degree in neurology and completed a second postgraduate degree in human nutrition at Sheffield University, UK. Another that comes to mind is Kim Rodriguez, MS, RD, LD, one of our chapter leaders in Aiken, South Carolina. I could continue to list others, but hope this will reassure you that we have well-qualified individuals very closely involved with the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Hey Guys! I wrote you an email a coupele of days ago. It is an invitation to the international fermentation summit. Looking forward to your reply. Please keep up the amazing work! I worked with Weston A Price Foundation a couple of times already and I am also founder of the European Paleo Convention. Please get back to me. :-)
While we are associated with the Weston A. Price Foundation, we are not the Weston A. Price Foundation and aren’t involved with their email. They have their own website and ways to contact them directly: https://www.westonaprice.org/about-us/contact-us/