Teaching A Taste of African Heritage

Thank you for your interest in becoming A Taste of African Heritage instructor in your community! If you haven’t already, please be sure to fill out our ATOAH Teacher SIgn-Up form, so that we can schedule a phone call to discuss the program with you.

Once you’re ready to continue, the ATOAH Training Course and Reference Guide on this page will help you lead and coordinate your classes in the most efficient and successful ways.  To become a certified A Taste of African Heritage Teacher, please complete all of the Teacher’s Training components below.  

The Reference Guide shares tips from fellow instructors on everything from securing your class site to different ways to lead each lesson.  We hope that both resources help you in your community health educating.  

Teacher’s Training Course  


  1. Watch Learning Module 1: The African Heritage Diet Pyramid Webinar to begin the course.
  2. Download and read the Supplemental Reading Packet for more detailed information about the African Heritage Diet and specific health conditions.
  3. To complete the course, please take our short ATOAH Teacher Training Quiz.  
  4. Finally, download Oldways’ Certificate of Completion for this course.  We can also mail the certificate to you after you have confirmed logistical details with us for teaching a class series. 

Thank you and congratulations on your completion!

Teacher Training  References and Bibliography

Reference Guide

Click on each topic for a downloadable guide sheet on everything from securing a class site to recruiting your students.

Getting Ready For Your Class

Working With Your Students

Tips for Teaching Every Lesson

Further Reading on African Heritage Food & Culture