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
DMV AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP | PARTNERS:
Mansa Colabs adds value through matching our clients discrete needs with knowledge (advisors) and solutions using the global reach of technology and collaborative networks. Mansa Colabs is a for-profit based in Silver Spring, Maryland with associates and partner organizations in Accra, Nairobi, New York, and Paris. Working primarily as a virtual organization, we also hold frequent workshops and events to allow the Mansa Colabs mentors, advisors, entrepreneurs and other partners to interact in-person.
Featured in the Washington Post, NATIVSOL (pronounced native soul) empowers people to transform their kitchens, heal their meals and enhance family traditions. NATIVSOL is on a mission to reclaim our heritage to restore our health. By creating new healing traditions, we build a sustainable legacy for our future. NATIVSOL partners with organizations that want to promote a new path to wellness. NATIVSOL means creating New African Traditions Including Values of Sustainability, Organic and Local with a touch of Spirituality, Oneness and Love. Join the tribe today! Love it? Then like us!
Blessed Coffee is a social business that imports, roasts, brands and distributes premium Ethiopian coffee to the wholesale and cottage-café retail market. BC is the second company to register as a Benefit Corporation (a public corporation chartered and produce public benefit as well as profit) in the State of Maryland. BC connects 200,000 small coffee farmers, organized under the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) in Ethiopia, with the specialty coffee consumer in the US market. BC shares profits with the OCFCU to support the Union's social program, opening schools, health clinics, safe water wells and other social programs in the coffee-growing region. Tebabu aspires to present the Blessed Coffee as an alternative business model to the African community in the US, to encourage them to follow suit and establish businesses that advance US-Africa cultural and economic ties for development in Africa, and here in our American communities.
Hello Tractor is a social enterprise focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Our low-cost “Smart Tractor” pairs its owner with farmers requesting and paying for tractor services via SMS. We designed an innovative, low-cost “Smart Tractor” specifically for small farmers unique needs. Equipped with various attachments, owners can tailor its use for a variety of crops and stages of the production cycle, allowing them to serve their customers throughout the year. The GPS antenna allows Hello Tractor to track its usage and gather data on location, market trends, and uptake.