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A Taste of African Heritage

Sat, November 18, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Diabetes is not a part of African heritage.
Neither is heart disease.

Together, we can reclaim health by reclaiming history.

Traditionally, African American ancestors ate a delicious, plant-based diet that was high in flavor and naturally low in cholesterol, sugars, and excess sodium. A Taste of African Heritage is a six-week cooking program that brings this savory traditional way of eating back to life to improve health and wellbeing.


Many of today’s healthiest foods have their roots in African heritage -- leafy greens, sweet potatoes, millet, and okra to name a few. Join us for this powerful program, as we reconnect to those foods and a long lineage of healthy eating that has the power to heal and inspire.
This FREE six-lesson nutrition and cooking program is presented by Oldways on Saturday afternoons, October 18 through November 22nd, 2017. No cooking experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged, but not required to attend all six workshops. This is a family friendly program – all children must be accompanied by an adult.


To sign up, please see a librarian at Widener Library or call 215-685-9799. Spots are limited to 20 participants. 

Widener Library
2808 West Lehigh Avenue (28th & Lehigh Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19132-3296
215-685-9799

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