speaker-info

Leah Webb

Deep Rooted Wellness

Chelsea Green Publishing

www.deeprootedwellness.com

Leah Webb has worked in nutrition and gardening education since 2009, with a focus on engaging children in healthy eating habits through experiential learning and discovery. She started and runs the Deep Rooted Wellness blog, on which she posts stories and tips regarding nutrition, gardening, and healthy families. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband, T.C., and their two children, Owen and June. Owen has severe food allergies and June has cystic fibrosis, and Webb uses diet as part of an integrative approach in caring for her children. Her book, The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook, is a comprehensive guide for families interested in gracefully implementing a restrictive diet. She obtained her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and her Master of Public Health degree from Georgia Southern University.

Leah will be speaking at the Tennessee, Polyface Farm and Pennsylvania Fairs.

Workshops

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The Art and Mastery of Meal Planning and Prep

When Leah Webb learned that her son had severe food allergies and that her daughter had cystic fibrosis, she knew that a healthy diet would play an integral part of her children’s care. But learning to get organized in the kitchen without going crazy and still having time for other things felt like an impossible task. Over the course of three years, Webb learned to master the art of meal planning and prep through the use of bulk shopping, freezing foods, planning ahead, and getting organized. Her techniques are effective enough for those needing to follow the strictest of diets, but easy enough for those who don’t love to cook or plan ahead (but who also understand the necessity of home-cooked meals). Webb provides participants with an overview of the techniques that have enabled her to spend a minimal amount of time in the kitchen while serving her family a nearly 100 percent made-from-scratch diet. Home-cooked breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and dinners are possible because of the techniques she shares. Webb shows how to get organized, get cooking, and stay sane! Bring questions for the 20-minute Q&A at the end of the talk.
Real Foods Natural Health

Available In:

Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Tasting the Plant Life Cycle!

Planting a single seed in the ground gives life to an array of tasty stems, roots, flowers, and leaves! Leah Webb leads a fun, interactive, and tasty exploration of all the fascinating things that happen during a plant’s life cycle. Participants sing, create, mimic important pollinators (such as bees and butterflies), and explore some of the unique foods gifted to us by plants.
Kids Programming

Available In:

Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Feeding a Family: How to plan and prepare for healthy meals and get the kids on board Extended Workshop

Everyone understands the importance of feeding a family a healthy diet, but learning to do so while juggling work, school, and extracurricular activities can be a major challenge. This workshop is designed to help a busy family get organized with meal planning and prep, implement budget-friendly solutions, and set reasonable expectations for children when it comes to healthy foods. Participants spend the first half of the workshop building meal plans together and the second half designing an individualized plan to encourage healthier eating habits for kids. Leah Webb also leads a discussion about how to effectively talk to your children about dietary choices in order to promote a healthy relationship around food and meal times. The meal planning strategies are applicable for any individual, and the child feeding techniques are best suited for kids 1 to 8 years of age. Feel free to bring your favorite cookbooks or recipes to use for inspiration and ideas in building your meal plan. Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined

Can the Soil Heal Us? How Agriculture, Food, and Microbiome Control Our Health and Happiness

Our world is facing an array of diverse 21st century challenges, ranging from declining public health to environmental degradation and climate change. Individuals often feel disempowered in regard to these issues, yet our food choices and the systems that we support with our dollars are some of the most impactful approaches to improving our health and the health of our planet. Agricultural practices affect food quality, which in turn controls the population of microbes that reside in the human gut (the microbiome). These organisms are capable of controlling our physical and mental states, which indirectly links the health of our soil to the health of our people. Leah Webb discusses her holistic approach to soil, agriculture, and human health, and how she views farmers, home gardeners, and consumers as the ultimate healers of our health and environmental crises. This talk is designed to inform, inspire, and leave participants with a feeling of hope for future generations.
Sustainable Agriculture

Available In:

Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Belly Biochemistry

The microbial population of the digestive tract considerably influences proper immune response. Our bodies are designed to rely on our own physiological mechanisms, paired with the intricate action of bacteria and other microbiota, to support digestion and immunity. Leah Webb explains the ins and outs of digestion in an easy-to-understand approach, and she sheds light on the relationship between immunity, disease, microbiota, and diet. She explains what factors can interfere with healthy digestion, and she includes dietary strategies to better support immunity. Learn how avoiding grains and sugar can support a healthy digestive system (and thus a healthy immune response). Webb also discusses the ways in which the gut is connected to the brain, a relationship that directly impacts our emotions, physiological responses, and ability to feel our best.
Real Foods Natural Health

Available In:

Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
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