Healthy Taste Vegfest
Sunday, June 26th
A TASTE OF WHO WE ARE
“We aim to introduce tasty plant-based foods to improve overall health by equipping and empowering individuals with resources needed to make lasting improvements in their lives.“
FREE KIDS' PROGRAM Sunday, June 26
WHAT TO EAT, HOW TO GROW, & ANIMAL SHOW
Vegfest will have an interactive Kids' Program at 11:15am and again at 2:15pm where children of all ages can participate!
Learn about immunity
Discover more about animals and how to care for them
Take home delicious, kid-friendly recipes
Learn basics in gardening (children will leave with soil & seeds)
Fresh ideas for EASY, healthy plant-based cooking
Fun, fast-paced demos
How to cook healthfully without sacrificing flavor
No-fuss recipes even kids love
Take home recipes
Jenna Baker is Knoxville's own plant-based chef and small business owner of Vid'l Old City Restaurant and Cook to Be Well boxes. She focuses her business on health-supportive cooking, offering delicious, health-focused food for dine-in, takeout, or in order-ahead boxes that contain an assortment of mix and match meals. She will be teaching a cooking class on how to prepare substantial salads, complete with her fabulous recipes!
Annette & Jared Thurmon
Annette & Jared Thurmon are modern day homesteaders who live in a small town outside Atlanta, Georgia. After years of city life they sought out a more simple way of living and moved to the country. There they care for their organic garden and orchard, plus animals which include alpacas, miniature donkeys, chickens, turkeys, and more! As self-taught homesteaders, they share their daily farm adventures in hopes to inspire others to live a more simple intentional life. Annette will be speaking about seasonal eating and optimizing nutrient content in your food. Jared will be speaking about soil for your garden -- optimizing nutrient content in your soil so that your plants will be healthier, and in turn, your body will as well!
Dr. George Guthrie
Dr. George Guthrie received his MD degree from Loma Linda University in 1981. After completing his Family Practice Residency in Chicago, he joined a multi-specialty medical group on the island of Guam. The high incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in his patients led to a growing interest in the effective lifestyle treatment of the disease.
Currently, Dr. Guthrie works with the Florida Hospital Family Practice residency where he focuses on guiding residents in general and lifestyle medicine. He has authored the book Eat Plants, Feel Whole, and its companion Cookbook and Journal. He was also instrumental in the development of the film, PlantWise, all focused on helping people reverse their chronic diseases and live healthier.
Dr. Guthrie is a founding member and past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a professional organization focused on educating and empowering physicians to treat the lifestyle causes of disease rather than just providing pills. The organization has over 4000 members and is the fastest-growing specialty in the United States today.
This has led to opportunities to speak at multiple national and international conferences on his primary clinical interest of the Lifestyle treatment and remission of Type 2 Diabetes. He also maintains certification from the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists (CBNS) and has become a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). He authored the chapter on Lifestyle Program Treatment of Diabetes in the 3rd Edition James Rippe text, Lifestyle Medicine and is principle investigator for an ongoing translational research project that is bringing aggressive lifestyle interventions to patients hospitalized for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic syndrome pathologies.