If you’ve ever considered the joy of juicing, the significance of seaweed, the clout of Kangoo, the value of going vegan or the usefulness of yoga, the Harvest Fit Food and Wellness Area is something you are not going to want to miss.
This event takes place as part of the Waterford Harvest Festival which runs from September 9th to 11th and is supported by Glanbia and Waterford Chamber Skillnet.
The Harvest Fit Food and Wellness Area at the Millennium Plaza is an area dedicated to health, well-being and mindfulness and will feature a host of demonstrations and workshops that focus on ways to live better, healthier and longer.
The new event came about through a collaboration between sports nutritionists, bakers, medical experts and growers and will take place on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 12pm to 5pm.
Dr. Mark Rowe, G.P., motivational speaker and wellbeing expert welcomed the dedicated health and well-being area to this year’s festival.
“There is so much emphasis these days being put on calories, when actually the focus should be on good nutrition. What we put in our bodies has a huge effect on our health. Our society has succumbed to fast fixes as we become increasingly time poor and as a result our bodies are not getting the good food we need to live better.”
“Excess sugars, processed and nutritionally bereft foods directly impact our mood and energy levels, so the benefits of good, clean wholesome food and regular exercise can never by overestimated.”
Dr. Rowe added, “The Harvest Fit Food and Wellness area will give visitors the opportunity to meet with health and nutrition experts and get advice on a vast array of subjects such as “clean” cooking and how to be leaders in our own well-being.”
Also featured will be a sports nutrition talk and the community garden competition, where three Waterford community groups have designed and planted their own micro garden. Ballybeg Greens will give a demonstration on how to grow your own and there is full line up of talk shops covering everything from Kangoo jumping, living from the sea, baking “good” bread, raw food, healing herbs, Zumba, drumming meditation and fermentation.
Tommie Ryan, Festival Director said the Harvest Fit Food Area will be a great addition to the festival. “Over the last few years, Irish society has become more attuned to the benefits of eating well to live better.”
“There is an appetite for information on good nutrition and healthy living, so the Waterford Harvest Festival is the perfect platform for people, and families in particular, to get to know more about good nutrition, healthy lifestyle and living better. This area features all things good for the mind, body and soul”
“It also ties in particularly well with the theme of the festival, which is all about celebrating our great food producers, growers, suppliers and artisans. The products they provide can form the basis of us getting a little closer to eating as well as we possibly can.”
The Harvest Fit Food and Wellness Area is just one of almost 80 free events taking place throughout the three-day Harvest Festival from September 9th to 11th.
To find out more the Waterford Harvest Festival full programme of events is available on www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie. Be sure to keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking it out on Facebook and Twitter #Harvestfest16