African Heritage & Health Advisory Committee

Oldways brought together a team of experts to help develop the African Heritage Diet Pyramid. This committee includes culinary historians, nutrition scientists, and public health experts, each focused on African descendant health and history. These advisors were essential to the creation of the African Heritage Diet Pyramid, and they continue to offer their expertise with the African Heritage & Health programs. Oldways thanks each one of them.

Oldways thanks the Walmart Foundation for its support of the African Heritage & Health program.
 

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN

ADA National Spokesperson, Author

Constance is an award winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, national spokesperson for the American...

Angela Ginn-Meadow, RD, LDN, CDE

Fit4D Nutrition Coach

Angela works as an education coordinator/nutrition diabetes educator at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes...

Allan J. Johnson, PhD

Associate Dean, Professor and Chairman, Howard University

Dr. Allan Johnson is Associate Dean of the Division of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and...

Robert Hall, PhD

Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Northeastern University

Robert L. Hall has been an Associate Professor of African-American Studies at Northeastern University since 1989. Among...

Jessica B. Harris, PhD

Cookbook Author, Professor, Queens College, CUNY

Educator and culinary historian Jessica Harris is the author of twelve cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of...

Kristie Lancaster, PhD

Associate Professor of Nutrition

Steinhart School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU
As a Professor of Nutrition and registered dietitian, Dr. Lancaster’s research centers on the role of nutrition in...

Vivien Morris, MS, RD, MPH, LDN

Dietician, Director of Community Initiatives for the NFL Program,

Boston Medical Center
Vivien Morris is the Director of Community Initiatives for the NFL Program (Nutrition & Fitness for Life). She...

Frederick Douglass Opie, PhD

Author, Professor of History and Foodways, Babson College

Frederick Douglass Opie lectures and writes about labor, culture, and foodways. He is the author of three books...

Tambra Raye Stevenson

Food Justice Advocate, NativSol

Washington, DC
Honored as the 2014 "Nutrition Hero" by Food & Nutrition Magazine, Tambra Raye is an inspiring speaker,...

Toni Tipton-Martin

Journalist, Founder of SANDE, Community Activist

Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist and community activist who, after 30 years of teaching cooking and...

Katherine Tucker, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences

Northeastern University
Dr. Tucker is currently a member of the American Society for Nutrition executive board of directors, as chair of the...

Gail Pettiford Willett

Nutrition and Health Coach

Gail Pettiford Willett, a board member for South African Partners, has worked in the human services field for 30 years...

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH

Chair and Frederick J. Stare Professor, Department of Nutrition

Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Willett is a renowned physician, nutrition researcher, and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard...

Akua Woolbright, PhD

Senior Healthy Eating and Wellness Educator, Whole Foods Market

With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and an MA in Sociology, Akua has been a strong embassador for community health...

Sara Baer-Sinnott

President, Oldways

Sara has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to work on one of the...

Sarah Dwyer McMackin

Program Manager, African Heritage & Health

Sarah joined Oldways in 2011 and quickly became Program Manager for our African Heritage & Health Program. Growing...

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