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Sun Valley Wellness Festival Offers Looks at Food for Life, Sleep and Expert Breathing
Wednesday, June 23, 2021


The Sun Valley Wellness Festival, which runs Friday through Monday, is offering a new free program called “Cook for Your Life: Eat the Rainbow.”

The program will be hosted by Corry Hart Clayville, director of partnerships for Cook for Your Life at Fred Hutch. It will feature a bilingual presentation, Nutrition 101, followed by a Cook-A-Long with Liza Schattenkerk, founding member of, and local chef Jhony Gomero of Jhony’s Peruvian Cuisine.

Herbert Romero, founder of the Hailey Hispanic Heritage Fest, will participate as translator and lead the Q&A.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Jhony’s Peruvian cuisine restaurant in Hailey and from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 27 at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute in Ketchum.

It addresses in particular breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic/Latina women in the United States. The disease tends to affect these women at a younger age and be more aggressive in them than in many populations. Part of the reason: the women are at higher risk of obesity, low physical activity and poorer access to quality health care.

The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that packing meals with colorful, cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables can prevent up to 40 percent of cancers, along with recurrences and deaths.

That said, the program is geared for all women.

The class is being offered for free but registration is required due to limited space. To register, call Herbert Romero at 208-309-5902.

The program is being presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Festival in partnership with Fred Hutch Cook for Your Life, The Hunger Coalition, ProjecToolSuccess and Jhony’s Peruvian Cuisine.


The Sun Valley Wellness Festival and Conference June 25-28 will feature both in-person and virtual components at The Argyros, Sun Valley Culinary Institute and Ketchum’s Forest Service Park.

Keynote speakers include breath analyst James Nestor, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday; Dr. Vin Gupta, who will discuss “Coronavirus, The Vaccine and Our Path Forward” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Dr. Matthew Walker, who will discuss “Sleep Is Your Super Power” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Milagrow Phillips, who will discuss “Race Literacy and Healing “at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Passes for both in person attendance and virtual options are available at Passholders will have access to all online sessions through July 31.

Individual tickets for the Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference speaker presentations at the Argyros or Sun Valley Culinary Institute will be offered if space is available. Those interested in the opportunity to purchase an individual ticket should arrive at the venue 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled presentation and have cash available to purchase an individual ticket if one becomes available.

 Cost is $60 for an evening keynote speaker ticket and $20 for a daytime speaker ticket.

 Scholarships are also available for a Sun Valley Wellness Festival and Conference Virtual Experience Pass. Apply online at

Additional free events include talks at the Insight Stage on the Limelight Hotel Patio. Vendors will offer products and services at the new outdoor Wellness Experience Park in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Opening Ceremony will be led by Traci Ireland at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Friday. There also will be several free outdoor activities, such as guided hiking and mountain meditations, yoga classes.




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