Seasonal Chef’s Secret Sauce: Supplemental Nutrition and Cultural Enthusiasm
Via Chaseedaw Giles
December 23, 2022
Oldways Ambassadors Brenda Atchison and Glorya Fernandez led a KHN reporter through two cooking demonstrations that showcased modern touches on classic culture — such as a cold black-eyed pea salad just in time for the New Year. and garlic dill mojo sauce served over spinach salad.
Last year, Kelly LeBlanc, nutrition director at Oldways, shared the organization’s heritage-based food guide pyramid with KHN for a report on USDA food guidelines. It’s the 10th anniversary of Oldways’ Taste of Africa heritage nutrition curriculum and this year the curriculum has become part of the Department of Agriculture SNAP-Ed . Toolkita set of interventions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program educational effort focused on helping low-income households make healthier food choices and reinforce healthy eating habits strong.
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