“Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World”
by Susan Pitcairn

Archive: Sedona VegFest 2018

“Peaceful Plates, 

Peaceful World”

Dates and Location:
January 20-21, 2018
Sedona Performing Arts Center

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

Sedona VegFest 2018 was a two-day celebration of the joys of plant-based eating. Participants learned from some of the top, national experts in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, related to healthcare, our environment, and animal welfare – all in a fun, festive atmosphere.  The VegFest exhibit area featured exciting products, services and information supportive of whole food plant-based living.  And some of Sedona’s finest artists had works on display and for sale, focusing on our 2018 theme:  “Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World”.

Participants found out how easy it is to adopt a lifestyle that can create remarkable, positive results for your health, and for the world.

Points of Learning:

  • Many of the most dreaded and deadly health conditions that plague Americans are not only caused by our diet, but are preventable or even reversible when we change the way we eat.  People with heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and many other chronic conditions, are finding their way back to health through food, not drugs or surgery.
  • What we eat has a greater impact on the climate than our transportation or how we heat our homes.
  • The animals we eat are raised in inhumane and unhealthy conditions that cause suffering, and threaten human health as well.  Factory farms raise 99.9 percent of chickens for meat, 97 percent of laying hens, 99 percent of turkeys, 95 percent of pigs, and 78 percent of cattle currently sold in the United States.
  • Even though problems of our world often seem overwhelming, through a simple change in your own life, you can make a real difference.

Attendees learned:

  • The latest scientific information on whole food plant-based (WFPB) nutrition and why this optimal plant-based diet is central to chronic disease prevention and control;
  • The impacts of animal/fish agriculture on our environment;
  • The impacts of animal/fish agriculture on animal health and welfare.

Attendees experienced:

  • Inspiring lectures and Q&A with top medical, environmental and animal rights experts.
  • Delicious whole food plant-based food. (See complete lunch description at bottom of Program page)
  • The building of community, both locally and nationally/internationally.

As uploaded, Click here to watch videos of select 2018 VegFest Presentations and here for the 2018 Health and Nutrition Conference Presentations.

Click here to watch videos of  the 2017 VegFest Presentations, or here for the 2017 Health and Nutrition Conference presentations.

Healthy World Sedona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and presents these and many other events throughout the year as a public service. Your regular tax-deductable contributions and sponsorships are much appreciated (see the “Donations” link at the top of this page).  If you’re interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at VegFest 2018, click here.

Join us for Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World,  January 20-21, 2018!  

Tickets are now available on this site.  Early Bird pricing through December 15.  

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2018 Garden Level and Blossom Level Sponsors:

“North America’s Vegan Resort”


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