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Food for Life: African American Culinary Heritage

47.2457073, -122.4773432


Tacoma, WA 98405
United States

Class Dates

Power of Your Plate
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:00 p.m. PST to 6:30 p.m. PST

Foods for a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:00 p.m. PST to 6:30 pm PST

Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:00 p.m. PST to 6:30 p.m. PST

Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:00 p.m. PST to 6:30 p.m. PST

This African American Culinary Heritage class series will feature culturally connected healthy and delicious recipes for the meals of the day, covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus recipes for special occasions (cook outs, holidays, other events). Introduce the concepts of plant-based eating for preventing and treating heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes by using food as medicine while providing African American History lessons along the way of African American influencers/ancestors that have contributed to the soul food we eat today. In this cultural and historic rich series we are paying homage to our ancestors by connecting back to the roots of West Africa in eating a primarily whole food plant-based diet, thereby taking southern traditional soul food dishes (created during slavery) and converting this dishes into 100% healthier versions of soul food that are sure to be crowd pleasers.


What you will get from this class series:


~Videos with evidenced based, reliable and up to date information

~Culturally relevant delicious recipes to add to your recipe box and cooking demos  

~The option to join in and cook along in a supportive environment

~Why ancestral eating benefits us, how these food traditions have been lost and how to reclaim them

~Overview of the African American Heritage Power Plate booklet: Learn about four powerful food groups that feed the soul

~Review the meal planner, power plate grocery shopping list and how to read food labels 

~Create your custom recipes for success

~Discuss the ingredient substitution chart

~Resources to a plethora of nutrition information, videos, blogs, and podcasts to help you live the highest version of you possible 

~Why eating from the rainbow is essential to health

~Tips and techniques for reducing fat, salt and sugar

~How fiber helps in weight control 

~How to navigate through the challenges of eating out, being at work, attending social events and traveling

and so much more...Please join us for this informative 6 week class series as we learn about 100% Healthier Foods!


To register for the class series attend the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18 at Wright Park. Visit Booth Name: 100% Healthier Foods, LLC at 501 South I Street, Tacoma, WA 98405.


The series is FREE


Your instructor: Shawnte'e Cotright

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