Whether we’re coming together in-person or online, Oldways hosts a range of exciting events related to nutrition, cooking, and culinary travel. Check back here for the latest updates, and browse through our recent events to find recaps, recipes, and videos.

August 2020

August 13:  The RD’s Guide to Cultural Humility and Heritage Diets Webinar

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Registered dietitians can earn 1 CPEU credit

In this session, Oldways President Sara Baer-Sinnott will introduce a panel of three leading experts to explore racial and cultural health inequities, cultural humility, and healthy food traditions from across Asia, Latin America, and the African Diaspora.

Meet our panelists:

Ka Hei Karen Lau, MS, RD, LDN CDE, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Joslin Diabetes Center

Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, LDN, CPT, founder, Hispanic Food Communications

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, president and owner, CBR Nutrition Enterprises

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July 2020

July 8: Irish Heritage Cooking Webinar

In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Chef Andrea Feeney of Bakeology Boston, Age-Friendly Boston, and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make Ethiopian recipes at home.

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July 14: A Taste of Latin American Heritage Webinar

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Registered Dietitians can earn 1 CPEU credit

In this session, leading nutrition experts will explore nutrition and health disparities in Latin American Communities, as well as highlight the healthy food traditions of Latin America. This webinar will also serve as a great primer for those interested in teaching Oldways’ A Taste of Latin American Heritage cooking and nutrition classes, as well as anyone passionate about reducing health inequities. 

Our panelists:

Sara Baer-Sinnott, president, Oldways

Hannia Campos, PhD, Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, LDN, CPT, founder, Hispanic Food Communications

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14 de Julio: El Sabor de la Herencia Latinoamericana

Martes 14 de julio de 2020 a 1:30-2:30 PM ET 

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June 2020

June 5: Vegetarian Heritage Cooking Webinar

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Vegetarian dishes, including:

June 12: Armenian Heritage Cooking Webinar

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Chef David Aleksanyan, Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Armenian dishes.

June 19: Moroccan Heritage Cooking Webinar

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Chef Said El Mannaouy, Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Moroccan dishes.

June 26: Ethiopian Heritage Cooking Webinar

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Chefs Nahdra Ra Kiros and Jahriffe Mackenzie of Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor, Age-Friendly Boston, and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make Ethiopian recipes at home.

June 30: Sourdough Bootcamp Webinar

Sourdough Bootcamp: How (and Why) to Create a Whole Grain Sourdough Starter… and What to Do with It

In this presentation, we will do a deep dive into the nutritional and microbial benefits of sourdough fermentation with a special focus on whole grains. We’ll finish by offering a sneak peek at some of our favorite whole grain sourdough recipes, and where home bakers and fermentation enthusiasts can learn more about these topics. 

Presented by the Whole Grains Council and Erin McKenney, PhD, Teaching Faculty and Academic Coordinator for the department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University.

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May 2020

International Mediterranean Diet Month

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month, a monthlong celebration of the delicious, healthy foods of the Mediterranean Diet. This year’s celebrations included a weekly email series that introduced classic Mediterranean recipes:

Transforming Your Taste Buds: How to Make Whole Grains the Food You Crave Webinar

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Contrary to popular belief, our food preferences are not set in stone. They can evolve over time, in response to social and cultural cues, as well as exposure to different foods and flavors. In this webinar, we’ll share evidence-based techniques for making picky eaters a thing of the past, with a focus on how to apply these lessons to increase whole grain consumption across all age groups.

Presented by the Whole Grains Council and Dr. Keith Williams, Director, Feeding Program, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Mediterranean Heritage Cooking Demonstration

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Mediterranean Diet dishes, including: 

African Heritage Cooking Demonstration

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic African Heritage dishes, including:

Asian Heritage Cooking Demonstration

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Asian Heritage dishes, including: 

Latin American Heritage Cooking Demonstration

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In this virtual cooking demonstration, hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, we learn to make classic Latin American Heritage dishes, including:

 

April 2020

Wheat Sensitivities: Sorting Fact from Fiction Webinar

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Some books and celebrities blame “modern wheat” for the perceived rise in gluten-related and wheat-related disorders, and yet research shows that this relationship is more complex than it may seem. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the differences between ancient, heritage and modern wheats and how they may impact immunoreactive compounds. This session will also explore which processing methods show promise with regards to wheat sensitivities and provide tips for producing healthy whole grain foods that people of all backgrounds and health concerns can enjoy.

Presented by the Whole Grains Council and Dr. Lisa Kissing Kucek, Plant Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS