Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Apple Stage / Keynote Speaker Panels & Cooking Demos

 

Emcee - Will Tucker

 

 

Will Tucker is a four-time Natural Bodybuilding Champion, the owner WTF! (Will Tucker Fitness), a frequent contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, a certified fitness trainer, and speaker. He constantly dispels the myth that animal protein is required to build an outstanding physique. Many of his clients have eliminated the need for prescription medications while eradicating physical ailments.

 

11:30-12 - Chef Melanie Albert "Plant-Based Farm to Table"

  

Melanie Albert is founder and CEO of Experience Nutrition Group in Phoenix and award-winning cookbook author of A New View of Healthy Eating. She regularly contributes recipe articles to Natural Awakenings and appears on The List TV show. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, has worked in marketing with Weil Lifestyle, and has completed 610 hours of plant-based culinary training. She has taught thousands of people simple ways to cook delicious meals with plant-based food from local Arizona farmers.

 

12:10-12:40 - Kenyatta Banks & Sid Garza-Hillman; Will Tucker (m) "Vegan Athletes Panel"

 

12:50-1:40 - TBA

 

1:45-2:15 - Chef Haritha Mogilisetti "Lemon Rice, Mixed Veggies, Tofu Coconut Milk Curry"

 

Haritha Mogilisetti is an active member of Goshala, an organization for protecting cows. While pursuing her career in engineering, she opened a cow shelter in San Tan Valley where the cows can lead a natural and peaceful life. Having grown up enjoying a wide variety of tasty and healthy Indian vegetarian food, she is interested in teaching the preparation of vegetarian dishes to those trying to switch to a vegetarian diet.

 

2:25-3 - Dr. Arpita Surkunte "Incorporating a Vegan Diet into Daily Life"

 

Dr. Surkunte is board-certified in Internal Medicine, a diplomate of Obesity Medicine, and a member of the Obesity Medicine Association. She attended medical school in India followed by an internal medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center. She worked as a hospitalist at Banner MD Anderson, and as medical director and primary care physician for Cigna. Her specialty is the prevention of obesity and the treatment of obesity-related illnesses; her focus is on nutrition, exercise and wellness.

 

3:10-3:40 - Chef Noemi Garcia

 

Noemi Garcia is an AfroLatina Queer Vegan, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and co-owner of Wild Clover Botanicals a vegan organic bath and beauty company. She is co-organizer of AZ Vegan Nation, a Phoenix Meet-Up group celebrating diversity in the vegan community with nearly 900 members and founder of the PHX VEGAN COOK-OFF. You can read more about her story in the Summer 2018 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine, find her around town at one of her vegan cooking demos or follow her on IG to see what Vegan Latino dishes she’s cooking up! (@TheVeganContessa) Noemi has been Vegan for 9+ years, is an Animal Rights Advocate, yogi and Salsa Dancing Machine.

 

3:45-4:15 - Lindsay Robeson & Tom Robeson "Vegan Parenting Panel"

 

The plant-powered parents, Tom and Lindsay, are whole food plant-based parents of 2 toddlers. Lindsay is a stay at home mom who creates vegan recipes and photographs food around Phoenix. Tom is currently seeking his Bachelor's degree at ASU in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching. Together they love living a plant-based life style and teaching their daughters the power of plants.

 

4:20-4:50 - Joe Yonan "Demystifying Beans"

 

Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post, supervising food coverage in the features department. He is the author of the upcoming cookbook Cool Beans (Ten Speed Press, February 2020), the editor of America The Great Cookbook (Weldon Owen, 2017) and has written two other cookbooks for Ten Speed: Eat Your Vegetables (2013) and Serve Yourself (2011). He writes The Post's Weeknight Vegetarian column.

Grape Stage Schedule TBA

Mind/Body Fitness Zone Schedule TBA

Elevate Yoga Aerial Zone

 

Mini-Aerial Yoga One-on-One Demonstrations

 

About the Demonstrations...

 

Demos will be open to all levels and will occur throughout the day.

No pre-registration required, walkups welcome.

Students must be checked no later than 5 minutes prior to class start time.

 

Elevate Yoga is Phoenix's only aerial yoga studio. Learn more about them on their website, www.elevateyogaaz.com, and on Instagram + Facebook: @ElevateYogaAZ.

Kumquat Kids’ Area

Children of all ages are invited to visit their special area of the festival where they will find arts & crafts, face-painting, a bounce house, and a lot more veg-oriented fun!

Artichoke Artists Area

Visit the top of the grassy knoll for a pretty panoramic view of the festival grounds. Engage with local artists and get an opportunity to watch some work. Plan to interact and pose with a variety of plant-inspired art pieces which will create a distinctive backdrop for unique selfies!

Artist TBA

Artist TBA

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