Farms 2 Forks Weekend Plant-Based Extravaganza

Join us for our second Farms 2 Forks Weekend event of the season, with an amazing immersion in sunny southern California. The state motto of California is Eureka, which translates from Greek into “I have found it.” We hope that you will join us and experience many “Eureka” moments as you learn how to take control of your health through diet and nutrition.

In addition to our amazing group of world-class speakers, the weekend will feature five delicious Engine 2 Diet meals. New for our 2013 season, we are kicking off our weekend with a Friday meet & greet, scrumptious E2 dinner, and two thought-provoking opening lectures, so that you can get more out of your experience - and more time to interact with your fellow participants.

The Farms 2 Forks Weekend will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. This contemporary hotel features a gorgeous atrium, pool, and lovely city views, and is a short distance away from Disneyland Resort. The learning will occur in the Grand Ballroom, where you can expect spacious seating, incredible acoustics, easy access to restrooms, and a comfortable temperature all weekend long.

We strongly encourage you to stay at the Grand Hyatt in order to take advantage of our morning group workouts and to have easy access to your room during breaks. Staying at the Grand Hyatt will also allow you to thoroughly enjoy the amenities and local attractions.

Please click on this link to book your room and receive a special Farms 2 Forks discount rate of $129 per night. (Your lodging and transportation are not included in your registration fee.)

The weekend begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2013 and concludes at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 14th, 2013.

Lodging and transportation are not included.

Farms 2 Forks Weekend Agenda
Friday
•3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Registration & Meet & Greet with fellow participants
•5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Dinner
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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Rip Esselstyn - “Welcome & Overview “- A brief overview of the U.S. healthcare crisis and a definition of the Standard American Diet (SAD).
•7:00 PM to 7:15 PM: Break
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7:15 PM to 8:45 PM: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN - “Lighten Up: Weighing in on the Weight Debate” - A summary of the state of our nation’s weight, and how it has dramatically changed in the last two decades, as well as an explanation and discussion about the causes of our collective weight gain.
Saturday
•6:30 AM to 7:30 AM: Optional workout
•8:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Breakfast
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9:00 AM to 10:45 AM: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - “Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease” - A comprehensive look at the evidence linking consumption of the SAD with the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as the evidence showing the power to prevent and reverse such symptoms by adopting a plant-perfect diet.
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10:45 AM to 11:00 AM: Break & Snack
•11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Matthew Lederman MD - “Western Medicine and Nutrition: A Clinical Experience” - A comprehensive look at how our instincts work, and how they are being led astray by the modern food supply.
•12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Lunch

•1:15 PM to 2:45 PM: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN - “Calorie Density: How to Eat More & Weigh Less” - The science behind consumption of nutrient-rich, calorie-light foods, and how they can cause the body to shed pounds, while reducing the risk of most major diseases.
•2:45 PM to 3:00 PM: Rip Esselstyn - stretching
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3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Q & A Panel featuring Dr. Esselstyn, Rip, Jeff, Matthew, and Ann – In thirty seconds you will have an opportunity to ask the experts your pressing health and nutrition questions.
•4:00 PM to 4:30 PM: Rip Esselstyn - ”Strategies for Eating Out” - Rip will guide you through the challenging but doable task of ordering a clean, plant-strong meal in Orange County – or anywhere!
Sunday
•6:30 AM to 7:30 AM: Optional workout
•8:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Breakfast
•9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Ann Esselstyn - “Living Plant Perfect” - An explanation of how you can use the foods from your local grocery store to build a plant-strong kitchen.
•10:00 AM to 10:15 AM: Break


•10:15 AM to 11:30 AM: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN - “Should I Eat That? How to Choose the Healthiest Foods” - Practical advice for becoming a more educated and informed consumer, including label reading and food marketing myth-busting.
•11:30 AM to 12:15 PM: Lunch
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12:15 PM to 1:15 PM: Dr. Doug Lisle, Ph.D. - “Getting Along without Going Along” - A fascinating lecture about how to move comfortably through the social conflicts that result from healthy living.
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1:15 PM to 1:30 PM: Break & Stretching
•1:30 PM to 3:00 PM: Jeff Novick & Special Guest - “Fast Food Cooking Demonstration” - Practical guidance from the expert of ‘making it work’, this interactive food demo will show you how to shop for, prepare, and enjoy delicious, easy recipes that take 10 minutes to make and cost under $3 per person.
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3:00 PM to 3:15 PM: Break
•3:15 PM to 4:00 PM: Rip Esselstyn - “Dramatically Change Your Health in 28 Days: Invitation and Instruction for Taking a 28-Day Plant-Strong Challenge” - Rip will take you through the basics of changing your diet over four weeks, including how to keep a food log, clean-out your pantry, travel and eat out, and make it all work when you get home.
Farms 2 Forks Weekend schedules are subject to change.

*Lodging Not Included

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