Oldways Ambassadors Brenda Atchison and Glorya Fernandez walked a KHN reporter via two cooking demonstrations to showcase fashionable takes on cultural classics — like a chilly black-eyed pea salad simply in time for the brand new 12 months, and a garlicky dill mojo sauce served over spinach salad.
Final 12 months, Kelly LeBlanc, director of diet at Oldways, shared the group’s heritage-based meals information pyramids with KHN for a report on USDA meals pointers. It’s the 10-year anniversary of Oldways’ A Style of African Heritage diet curriculum, and this 12 months, the curriculum turned a part of the Division of Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed Toolkit, a group of interventions from the Supplemental Diet Help Program academic effort centered on serving to low-income households make more healthy meals selections and reinforce wholesome consuming habits.
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