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The Weston A. Price Foundation


The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) was co-founded in 1999 by Sally Fallon and nutritionist Mary G. Enig. It is a US 501(c)(3) "nonprofit, tax-exempt food and nutrition education organization dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods through research education and activism." [1]

One of its goals is to disseminate the research of dentist and nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price by publicizing health-promoting approaches to nutrition and the scientific validation of traditional diets.


Dr. Weston Price

Main article: Weston Price

Dr. Price was a dentist and nutritionist whose work "Nutritional and Physical Degeneration" chronicles his fact-finding journeys around the world in the 1920s and 1930s. His original purpose was to study the dental hygiene and development in native populations (including tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians, and Australian Aborigines).

The Weston A. Price Foundation

The WAPF has some 50 board and honorary board members, and is comprised of more than 200 chapters throughout the United States and other countries. [2]

The Foundation states that it is dedicated to

  • restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism
  • supporting particular movements that contribute to this objective including
    • accurate nutrition instruction,
    • organic and biodynamic farming,
    • pasture-feeding of livestock,
    • community-supported farms,
    • honest and informative labelling,
    • prepared parenting and nurturing therapies.

Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy in infant formulas. The organisation is an active lobby in Washington, DC on issues such as government food triangle definition and composition of school lunch programs.[citation needed]

Dietary Recommendations

The Foundation is known for its positive stance towards the traditional consumption of saturated fats, as well as its efforts to provide scientifically founded clarification about fats to the public.[citation needed]

In 2004, it prepared a 57-page advisory memoranadum to the US Dietary Advisory Committee stating the Dietary Recommendations of The Weston A. Price Foundation.

Campaign for Real Milk

The WAPF is an outspoken advocate of raw milk. It has several articles promoting raw milk on its website and also maintains a specific advocacy website. [3] It is also mentioned in the United States raw milk debate article on wikipedia.

Funding / Sponsorships

Although the WAPF claims that it does not receive funding "from any government agency or private corporation" and that it "has no ties with the meat or dairy industry, nor with any organisation promoting these industries," [4] it lists a number of private corporations and organizations as providing sponsorships for its November 2007 conferenence. [5]

Criticisms and responses

In 2002, Stephen Barrett of the website Quackwatch published an internet essay containing three-paragraphs that discounted the dental research findings of Weston A. Price in the 1930s as "quackery".[6] The Weston A. Price Foundation published an 8-point response in the Fall 2005 journal Wise Traditions,[7] which claimed that Barrett contradicted himself, and glossed over Price's 10 years of research and data collection (which appeared in peer-reviewed journals of his day).

The anti-vegetarian and anti-soy views of the Weston A. Price Foundation have attracted counter-views in several vegetarian and vegan magazines and communities.[8][9] The views expressed in "The Myths of Vegetarianism" by Dr. Stephen Byrnes has a counter-view expressed in "A Response to Stephen Byrnes' "The Myths of Vegetarianism"" by Andrew Paterson.

See also


  1. ^ Page 4, Comments to the 2005 US Dietary Guidlines Advisory Committee
  2. ^ The Weston A. Price Foundation - Board of Directors
  3. ^ WAPF Campaign for Real Milk
  4. ^ The Weston A. Price Foundation - Funding
  5. ^ The Weston A. Price Foundation - 2007 Conference Sponsorships
  6. ^ Stephen Barrett, M.D. Stay Away from 'Holistic Dentistry'. Quackwatch. Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  7. ^ Sally Fallon, "The Right Price", Weston Price Journal, Volume 6, Number 3, p.17. available online, Back issues of the journal appear online once printed issues are sold out. A fair use copy is available online here (image) and here (text).
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