African Heritage and Health Week, observed in February and sponsored by Oldways, focuses on a healthy lifestyle, including addressing obesity, diabetes and diet-related chronic illnesses that might actually lie in the past. Oldways, a Boston-based food and nutrition organization, addresses some of the serious health disparities facing black Americans.
African Heritage and Health Week, sponsored by Oldways volunteer program, is an extension of the African Heritage Diet Pyramid, which Oldways created in 2011 with the assistance of historians and dietitians. The program teaches students how to prepare healthy and flavorful food, and correlates how this type of food connects black Americans to their African heritage.
African Heritage and Health Week Sponsor:
To learn more, visit https://oldwayspt.org/programs/african-heritage-health
The awareness color for Obesity is Yellow.