If you’ve been wondering what’s up with all the talk about nutrient-dense whole foods, you might want to head to The Seed Bank in Petaluma this evening at 7 p.m. for a free lecture by Anne Fischer Silva, a nutritionist and head of the local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. If the lecture inspires you, you may want to join the organization, which provides outstanding information on a huge array of topics related to food and health.

Anne, who is both extremely knowledgeable and very personable, will discuss the diets of healthy indigenous cultures around the world. What are the common denominators in healthy traditional diets? Given what is taken as nutritional gospel today in this country, what she has to say may surprise you. Hint: Animal fat is really good for you.

There will be samples of delicious traditional foods, too.

Tonight’s lecture is part of an ongoing series of Thursday evening lectures on nutritional and related topics presented at the Petaluma store. All talks begin at 7 p.m.

The Seed Bank is located at 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, at the corner of E. Washington St.

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