Doylestown Community Programs, the non-profit branch of Doylestown Food Market, presents FED Talks, a series of talks about our food system and health, at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, 590 North Broad Street, in Doylestown.
Pet Nutrition will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 9. Dr. Laura Weis, owner of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, will talk about the pet food industry, the importance of balanced nutrition and common myths, and will offer simple steps that can easily improve pets’ diets.
Autoimmune Disorders will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 20. Deborah Bernstein, of Holistic Healing Center, and Audrey Fleck, a registered and licensed dietitian-nutritionist, will discuss using holistic approaches for prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Mental Illness Myths and Food Addiction will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 8. Connie Guerin will discuss the growing mental health epidemic and its connection to food addiction. Attendees will learn about the relationship between food and emotional states, the effect that the food industry has on mental health, and how eating clean, natural food creates a sound mind and body.
The Doylestown Food Market is a member-owned grocery store that provides convenient access to a variety of locally raised or produced foods and other products. It fosters a healthy and economically viable environment for farmers and the community. This full-service grocery store provides locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, jams, sauces, household and personal goods. The Market currently has over 500 member families.
Cost: Individual talks, $5/co-op members; $8 for non-members. All three sessions, $15/co-op members; $20/non-members. Attendees to all three sessions receive a $10 gift card to the Doylestown Food Market. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 215-348-4548 or visit Doylestown.coop/fed_talks_2017.