Joanie Blaxter discusses the Weston A. Price Foundation, which has a purpose of “restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism.” The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price.
Joanie is the Ventura Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Local chapters help source locally-grown organic and biodynamic vegetables, fruits and grains; and milk products, butter, eggs, chicken and meat from pasture-fed animals. They may be able to refer health practitioners who share the WAPF philosophy and goals.
The foundation recommends the consumption of unprocessed or minimally processed foods including: traditional fats (animal fats, dairy fats, olive oil, and cod liver oil, among others), organic fruits and vegetables, raw dairy products, soured or lacto-fermented dairy and vegetables (such as sauerkraut), whole grains (soaked or soured to neutralize their phytic acid), and bone stocks. The WAPF is known for its positive stance towards the consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol from traditional foods, its support of local food and farms, and its opposition to veganism and some aspects of vegetarianism.
Director: Petrina Sharp