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
At age 23, Munya S. is supplying local grocery stores with food from his urban farm.
When people on social media criticized the publication of a collard greens with peanuts recipe, I was perplexed. I grew up on a steady diet of peanuts in almost everything. How/Why is this food combination strange?
I am running, eating more veggies and sitting at the table. This is why I am doing so and think you should join me.
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,
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