Black Women for Wellness' Sisters in Motion program hosts healthy cooking classes that include professionally guided, educational discussions and peer support. The program works to reduce the occurence of nutrition related health risks and increase well-being through instruction on healthy cooking, preventive lifestyle practices, eating habits and physical activity.
“Simple is sustainable.”
Kitchen Divas began as a pilot program for women to participate in healthy cooking classes with professionally guided culinary instruction, discussion and peer support.
The program evolved into comprehensive curriculum that helps individuals of all ages increase their health and well-being through nutritional knowledge, healthy dietary habits, and preventive lifestyle practices.
Kitchen Divas program objectives include:
Enhance knowledge, attitudes and behavior about cardiovascular, heart, and breast health and cancer risk reduction.
Share healthful food preparation knowledge and provide education in nutritional food purchase and cooking practices.
Improve nutrition by increasing fruits, vegetable and fiber and decreasing fats and preserved meats.
With an enhanced knowledge of culturally based cooking, attitudes and behavior about cardiovascular, heart, and breast health and cancer risk reduction, we can heal our communities.
Kitchen Divas food demonstrations, workshops, health education and advocacy support and encourage lifestyle change via nutrition and exercise.
The most often asked question about Kitchen Divas – is it for vegetarians? While we are not trying to convert folks to being a vegetarian, we are focused on increasing the fruits and vegetables in our diets. So classes and demonstrations welcomes vegetarians and focuses on plant-based meal preparation.
At the end of the cooking experience, participants will have participated in the preparation of and sampled food to create a menu for one complete meal.