The African Pot Nutrition (TAPN)
Due to changes in socioeconomic status, urbanization, globalization and to some extent political climate, a nutrition transition in which people are giving up traditional diets and lifestyles for more urban ways of living is occurring on the African continent. As a result of this transition, diseases of lifestyle (obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension etc.) are on the increase. On a continent that has been riddled with undernutrition and infectious disease, the resources needed to educate and manage these diseases are scarce. In fact it has only been in the very recent past that some African governments and organizations have begun to develop strategies to minimize mortality and morbidity related to chronic diseases. Across the spectrum of health, nutrition has been demonstrated as an effective method of both prevention and treatment. The African Pot Nutrition (TAPN) is amongst the pioneers in the discussion of healthy eating and living in an era of the African nutrition transition. Authoured by a Registered Dietitian with a graduate degree in African Area Studies (with an emphasis on Public Health), TAPN translates nutritional science into sound dietary guidelines specifically geared for the African population. This blog encourages healthy lifestyles and incorporates traditional foods, talks about ”new” foods and helps readers make informed decisions about what they eat and how it affects their bodies.
The Face Stirring the Pot
My name is Cordialis (a.k.a Chipo) and I am a foodaholic, wife, mother, and nutrition expert.I am passionate about disease prevention and traditional African food. I spend waaaaay too much time in my kitchen, cooking and experimenting with foods. Ever so often, I enlist the help of my little ones (and they are little) in the kitchen and we literally cook up a storm. I recently developed a keen interest in food photography and am currently learning how to style food and take “delicious” pictures. While I am not a fitness buff, I like to call myself a marathoner. However, I will tell you that I ran my first, and last marathon in 2007 (hehehehe). I tell myself that one day soon, I will run another 26.2 miles, even though nothing is chasing me. I have visions of me crossing that finish line again but……Hmmm, the spirit is willing …..
One Last Thing
I want to hear from you. Please leave me comments, ask me questions, subscribe to this blog, contact me , follow me on Twitter (@africanutrition) and like The African Pot Nutrition on Facebook. Visit TAPN’s Wellness Coaching and Food & Nutrition Consulting page to find out about services offered. Finally, I found the picture of the mug below on Pinterest (I love that site) and it truly summarizes the philosophy and mission of TAPN. Remember, “It’s not about restrictions. It’s about creating new habits.”
Look forward to hearing from you.