Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are not a part of African-American heritage

I’m so happy that they have started this program to address these issues.  So many people believe that a lot of diseases are just going to happen to them because of heritage never realizing that the heritage is bad eating habits and not genetic.  You are what you eat is so real.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Oldways is cooking up something totally new: cooking classes designed for African-American communities that showcase the rich and healthy roots of African culture and traditional cuisine.

The traditional diet experts at Oldways, the Boston-based nonprofit, have launched a national cooking and wellness program, “A Taste of African Heritage” to help communities and individuals reconnect with the vibrant ways of eating and living that supported the health and wellbeing of African-American ancestors.

This nutritional, cultural cooking program, which follows a successful pilot in 15 locations last year, debuts in 50 locations throughout the country in 2013, with 100 class sites planned for 2014.

“Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are not a part of African-American heritage, said Sara Baer-Sinnott president, Oldways. “Our ‘A Taste of African Heritage’ cooking program addresses these issues and is a springboard to the wonderful old ways of eating and living, creating new healthy traditions by introducing participants to the cultural and culinary roots of their ancestors.”

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Nyesha Samuel, Master Loctician/Publisher for healthylocsblog.com

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