The vegetarian events of the season are almost upon us! Next week, on Friday, September 20, NW VEG and Adventist Health will co-host Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition. This one-day seminar is for dietitians, other health personnel, and those with a keen interest in nutrition. This year the extra-famous speaker is John McDougall, MD. The author of four best-sellers on reversing chronic disease though a low-fat vegan diet (including The Starch Solution, Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up, and The New McDougall Cookbook) will speak on his studies on multiple sclerosis and diet.
Other conference speakers include Brenda Davis, who’s working on a diabetes intervention research project in the Marshall Islands; Hans Diehl, founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda, California; dietitian Susan Levin, director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Mark Kinko, a naturopath in Bellevue, Washington; and Robert Ellis, an osteopath who is treating malignant disorders with a better diet.
Then on Saturday and Sunday is the much-loved Veg Fest. Hear speakers, watch cooking demos and film screenings, check out the latest books on plant-based diets and eat lots and lots of veg samples.
The plant-based nutrition conference will be at the Ambridge Event Center on September 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health care providers can get continuing education credits. The cost of $129 includes a delicious vegan lunch. A student rate is available at $65.
Veg Fest runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 in Exhibit Hall A of the Oregon Convention Center. General admission is $8. Students and seniors get in for $5.
Don’t miss it, or somebody else will eat all the vegan treats. And remember to bring a bag in which to collect your samples.