SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 700 Whole30® Certified Coaches and community members from around the world engaged in virtual sessions around shaping the future of food, health and wellness at the first Whole30 Community Cares Summit (#Whole30CommunityCares).
Derived from Whole30's core work and responsibilities within the food, health, and wellness space, the 2020 Community Cares Summit asked, answered, and activated agency around three ever-evolving questions: What now? What next? What are our most nurturing ways forward as agents of change?
Whole30 Summit discussions focused on deepening communal commitment to education, anti-racism work, and support for initiatives such as kitchen decolonization, redefining family nutrition and values, and intentional representation efforts across the Whole30 ecosystem. The Summit's 75 panelists, speakers and presenters challenged attendees to reimagine diversity, equity and inclusion in their health and wellness communities; expand upon their cultural concepts of food freedom; and take action for inter-industry accountability.
Dr. Kholi-Murchison led the Summit planning and execution. "When I was in graduate school, I was introduced to Audre Lorde's 'Learning from the 60s,' a speech she delivered in 1982. In it, Lorde reminds us how 'infinitely complex' any move for mass and mutual liberation must be, and that in order to construct complete future visions, 'each of us must find our work and do it.' The 2020 Community Cares Summit was just the beginning of Whole30's work."
Following the Summit and the company's spring 2020 launch of the #Whole30AtHome, phase one anti-racism commitments, and community-matched donations list, Whole30 is now set to enact their next phase of DEI commitments. The Summit Replay highlights more than 14 hours of video content on food and media ethics; social and racial justice in physical and virtual spaces; and equity, diversity, and representation as practices that are essential for our success and survival. And, the Whole30 Coalition for Change brought together 23 Whole30 Approved® brands and partners to further their shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with food, health, and wellness.
Whole30 co-founder and CEO Melissa Urban said, "I am so proud of the work we are doing, and the work I see being done by Whole30'ers all over the country. Our community of millions of followers are becoming a more diverse and vibrant representation of the world we live in. I'm thrilled they see the Whole30 platform as a space for education, compassion and support in the journey to food freedom, while successfully addressing the complex challenges people face when it comes to food, their bodies and their health."
Whole30® has been changing lives since 2009, when co-founder Melissa Urban blogged about her self-designed 30-day life-changing dietary experiment. Since then, millions of people have transformed their health, habits and relationship with food through the Whole30 program; eliminating cravings; improving energy, sleep, and digestion; and discovering lasting food freedom. The Whole30 website serves readers in 230 countries, and has a combined social media base of more than 4 million. Visit whole30.com or follow @whole30 to learn more.