As a health care professional, I can unequivocally announce that I am worried.
I’m worried about the nutrition transition in which many Africans are trading wholesome traditional ingredients for western-inspired foods of poorer nutritional quality.
I am worried about the rise of obesity and diseases of lifestyle such as diabetes and hypertension amongst people of African descent, especially those who lack access to adequate healthcare.
I am worried about the engineers, doctors, lawyers and the rest of the working class lives being lost to complications of chronic disease.
I am worried about our children who if current trends persist will inherit a future of ill-health.
I founded The African Pot Nutrition (TAPN), to teach people how to eat and stay well in a period of extreme development and diseases of lifestyle.
I FOUNDED THE AFRICAN POT NUTRITION (TAPN), TO TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO EAT AND STAY WELL IN A PERIOD OF EXTREME DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASES OF LIFESTYLE.
I value prevention, especially in the absence of reliable health care. I believe in the power of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles for both prevention and management of medical conditions. But, there’s a problem, with all the conflicting diet and lifestyle information circulating in both mainstream and new forms of media, getting healthy can be downright confusing.
As a board certified dietitian nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s of Arts in African Area Studies (with an emphasis on Public Health) from the University of California, Los Angeles I have a unique understanding of both the science of improving health through changing diets and lifestyles as well as improving health on the African continent. In addition, to ensure that I provide cutting-edge, evidence based information, I hold a Certificate in Advanced Training for Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and am a Certified Diabetes Prevention Coach.
The goal of TAPN is to translate the science of healthy living into bite sized action plans that you can incorporate in your day to day activities. No gimmicks, magic bullets or special gadgets here. Just science driven results.
Source: The African Pot