Fat Forward

    Healthy fats sustained our human ancestors through a series of ice ages and enabled our species to thrive. The Washington College Food Initiative invites you to rethink your relationship with fat.

    Why Fat?

    Fat is a sustainable, clean source of energy that supports metabolic health. In the past several decades, marketing campaigns and dietary guidelines have led to public confusion about appropriate fats for human consumption. Traditional fats are deeply nourishing and energizing. Inflammatory seed oils are economically cheap but environmentally costly, and they are linked to chronic disease.

    Upskill with the Food Initiative

    Get started by watching our Mastering the Basics video to learn how to make delicious salad dressings, cured egg yolks, and mayonnaise, as well as use of tallow for high temperature cooking. Level up with Chips and Guac, Crème Fraîche, and Ghee

    Recommended Media

    The Big Fat SurpriseLearn about the forces that shifted dietary guidelines away from traditional human foods.

    Fat FictionWatch the film Fat Fiction.