Sunday, April 11: 9:30 – 11:00am (Pacific Time) | Breakout Session #6

Affordable Nutrition: Community Wellness Tools of the Trade

with Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Session Description

Affordable Nutrition is a teaching tool and business model for holistic nutrition professionals to serve their communities to fulfill our mission to transform society by teaching people to eat well to be well. Today, as many as two-thirds of our population either don’t know how to cook or prefer to purchase prepackaged convenience food with significant dollar and health costs (Hyman, 2018). The time is right to broaden the reach of holistic nutrition programs and services, locally and virtually. Learn to facilitate programs that encourage people, companies and organizations to make conscious food choices that connect them to their ethnic heritage highlighting traditional foods, herbs, spices and beverages with evidence-based healing benefit.

Poverty is more than a state of low income; it is also poor mental and physical health, with limited access to healthy food, community gardens, farmers’ markets, and a caring, wellness-centric community. This presentation will provide practical tools on how to translate holistic nutrition, culinary and shopping skills to people at high risk for costly mental and physical disease. Ways to fund Affordable Nutrition programs and partner with community health providers will be shared.

Affordable Nutrition broadens the definition holistic nutrition to include the environment, economy and community in addition to promoting personal body, mind and spirit well being. Affordable Nutrition is a valuable antidote to the problems of our age; hunger, poverty, social injustice, violence, illness and climate change.

About Dr. Ed Bauman

Dr. Ed Bauman has been at the forefront of the holistic health and nutrition renaissance for the past 50 years. He is the founder of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). After studying traditional health and nutrition systems for more than 30 years, Dr. Bauman created the Eating for Health approach, which forms the basis of his professional and community nutrition programs.  Dr. Bauman has recently founded Bauman Wellness, a non-profit educational institution dedicated to nourishing cultures of wellness through healing foods, arts and community learning. The Bauman Wellness Center, on the Bauman College campus in Berkeley, Ca is the hub of on-site and virtual community and corporate events, classes, programs and cultural celebrations.  He is the co-author of many books including the ground breaking Holistic Health Handbook, Holistic Health Lifebook, Foundations of Nutrition Textbook, Therapeutic Nutrition Textbook, Flavors of Health Cookbook, Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, Spice for Life: Self-Healing Recipes, Remedies and Research, Affordable Nutrition, and Nutrition Essentials for Everyone. Dr Bauman is a tireless advocate for integrating holistic nutrition, culinary arts and wellness culture into mainstream education, health care, and community development to empower people from all backgrounds to become more self-reliant and compassionate towards all life on our embattled planet.