About Cordialis Chipo

I founded The African Pot Nutrition (TAPN) to teach people of African descent how to eat well in a period of the nutrition transition and the consequent “New African Diet.” My mission is simple, “To improve health………” If I can help a father prevent a stroke, a sister manage diabetes, a brother reduce risk of cancer or a mother live long enough to hold her grandchildren, my mission will be complete.

Fast Food In Africa…An African Dietitian’s Perspective

When I heard first heard about multinational fast food companies expanding throughout Africa, I was ready to protest. Much like the rest of the world, obesity in Africa is on the rise and as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has seen the negative contributions of fast food on the health of Westerners, I shuddered at

Sadza/Ugali/Nshima/Pap

Sadza/Ugali/ Nshima:  If I had to serve one food item that would represent most countries in Africa, I am pretty sure this starchy staple would be in my serving dish.  Usually prepared by mixing water and a starch to a thick porridge consistency,  this dish is refered to by various names throughout the continent. Common names include Sadza,

Are you overweight or obese?

You have probably heard that excess body weight and obesity contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and certain cancers. Health care professionals use Body Mass Index  (BMI), a ratio measuring your weight in relation to your height to determine if you are overweight or obese. With the exception of athletes and the

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