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
- Watch Learning Module 1: The African Heritage Diet Pyramid Webinar to begin the course.
- Download and read the Supplemental Reading Packet for more detailed information about the African Heritage Diet and speciﬁc health conditions.
- To complete the course, please take our short ATOAH Teacher Training Quiz.
- 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!
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
- Finding Your Class Site
- Outreach To Potential Sites — Template Email (Word File)
- Fundraising For Your Class
- ATOAH With and Without A Kitchen
- Solo and Team Teaching
- Recruiting Participants
- ATOAH Kitchen Tools
Working With Your Students
- The Cooking Portion: Demo or Hands-On
- Retaining Participants
- Graduation Day
- Staying Connected and Carrying the Torch After Graduation
- Fun Class Extras: Additional Activities and Recipe
Tips for Teaching Every Lesson
- Lesson 1: Herbs & Spices
- Lesson 2: Leafy Greens
- Handout: Eating Leafy Greens With Certain Health Conditions and Medications
- Lesson 3: Whole Grains
- Lesson 4: Beans, Peas and Rice
- Lesson 5: Tubers & Stews
- Lesson 6: Fruits, Vegetables & A Healthy Lifestyle
Further Reading on African Heritage Food & Culture