Winter 2019
Happy 2019!
Looking for A Taste of African Heritage classes near you? Check out our class directory to find out when we are coming to your city or town...or sign up to teach a class of your own!
A Taste of African Heritage Updates
Photo : ATOAH teacher Brenda Atchison presented a TV cooking demonstration on Boston Neighborhood Network in November. Click the photo to watch Brenda's video!
Children’s Curriculum Now Available

After successful pilots, we are pleased to offer our 7-week kids' curriculum, A Children’s Taste of African Heritage. The target audience is 8-12-year-olds, and the lessons incorporate food, nutrition, sensory activities, and cultural lessons. To bring A Children’s Taste of African Heritage to a community near you, you can purchase the curriculum in our webstore , or get in touch with Paola Garza ( , 617-896-4880).
Introducing Our New Entrance & Exit Surveys

This spring, we worked with a policy research firm to optimize our entrance & exit lifestyle surveys. Although the questions are quite similar, the format should be easier and quicker for students to fill out. If you’re using photocopies of the previous entrance & exit surveys, contact Paola Garza ( , 617-896-4880) to get a copy of the new ones.
Calling all current and former ATOAH instructors! 

In the coming year we’ll be improving our online teacher training experience, and we need your help. If you have any tips for new ATOAH teachers on how to best prepare for teaching, how to make the class run smoothly, how to keep track of surveys, and any other best practices, please let us know in a short video. YOU are the experts, so we’d love to hear the tips in your own voice, in a video that we can include as part of our training. If you’d like to help, send us a video clip of yourself (using a smartphone or video camera), explaining your best tips for ATOAH teachers. We also welcome any testimonials, anecdotes, or stories about your experience. You can send videos to
Oldways African Heritage Recipe 

Black-eyed peas are a classic New Year's food that symbolize health and prosperity. Enjoy them in this nutritious, budget-friendly Healthy Hoppin’ John recipe.

Kelly Toups
Oldways Director of Nutrition