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Taste of African Heritage: 6-Week Healthy Cooking Series
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Reclaim Your Health, Reclaim Your Heritage
Sign up today for a “Taste of African Heritage” Series
An Innovative 6-Week Healthy Cooking Classes
empowering you to reclaim your culture & faith in the kitchen
Cooking Demos, Journal Writing, Meal Planning, Pantry Makeovers, Grocery Store Tactics, Motivational Messages, and Community Support
Enjoy. Discover. Taste the New Food for the Soul.
Date: Sundays, October 21 – November 25, 2012
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Masjid Muhammad, 1504 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
All are welcome. Space is limited. Reserve your seat!
In this exciting NEW series, you will learn to:
· Liberate Yourself with African Food History
· Create Your Own Healthy African Heritage Kitchen
· Gain Inspiration from Holy Qur’an on food & health
· Prepare Healthy African Diaspora Recipes
Hope you can join us! Insha'Allāh
Your Kitchen Coach: Tambra Raye
Tambra Raye Stevenson can testify that food, culture and faith matters. Growing up in an African Diaspora home in Oklahoma, Tambra Raye early on learned the importance of eating cultural foods from the farm. Her mom prepared their traditional West African and soul food dishes honoring both sides of the Atlantic.
As a nutrition educator, Tambra Raye combines knowledge and experience in developing enriching programs such as 'Food for the Soul' and ‘A Taste of African Heritage.’ She creates and implements programs with the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Nutrition Diet and Health. She shares her expertise on food, family and culture with NBC’s The Grio, NBC News, Sirius XM Radio. Her 'Food for the Soul' program has been at St Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church and New Samaritan Baptist Church where it were highly praised.
She is currently pursuing her Registered Dietitian license through Virginia Tech. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition/premedical sciences and a Spanish minor at Oklahoma State University. She also has a Master of Science in Health Communication from the Tufts University School of Medicine/Emerson College Joint Program. As a personal trainer and yoga instructor, she believes lifestyle changes is key to good health. She is active with the DC affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in public policy and diversity initiatives.
She has completed the 'Food as Medicine' health professional training through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She researched nutrition issues in African American and Hispanic communities at Harvard School of Public Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Childrens' Hospital. She currently volunteers with the Food & Nutrition Department at the George Washington University Hospital. She looks forward to kick starting your journey towards food and faith.
When & Where
We provide creative healthy cooking and wellness classes that incorporate culture, faith and heritage by highly trained nutritionists based in the Washington, DC area. We also provide cooking demonstrations, private classes, workshops, public speaking and multimedia programming.
Oldways Preservation Trust
A nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage, using practical and positive programs grounded in science and tradition. Simply, we advocate for the healthful pleasures of real food.
Saint Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church
The STA Culinary Ministry supports faith-based food programming and services that benefit the whole community. At STA we are families with children, as well as single people of all ages and walks of life. Our parishioners also live far beyond the traditional geographic "parish" boundaries from across the street in Southeast Washington and even far away suburbs of Arlington, Virginia, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Charles, Baltimore City, Hartford and Baltimore County Maryland.