Black Girl Health’s healthy eating workshop led and organized by Indira Case spread a powerful message about the importance of taking control of your health, instead of it controlling you. The workshop demonstrated how healthy eating can be incorporated under strict time constraints, lack funds, and resources. It is also debunked stereotypes associated with organic/natural foods, such as the belief these foods are NOT affordable or easily attainable.
The workshop shop held at Capital Presbyterian Church at 14th and Cumberland Streets on Saturday, April 16th drew a full house of both men and women of all ages. Many women expressed they don’t have enough time to eat balance diets. A big part of a balance diet is getting the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals daily. The USDA reports that four of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are directly influenced by diet this includes heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. At the workshop BGH recommended that smoothies and green drinks were great ways to achieve a balance diet when TIME is limited.
Rafiyqa Muhammad, a well-known health advocate in the Harrisburg, PA demonstrated why incorporating a variety of leafy greens in these” DIY Fast Food Drinks” are important for healthy diets and fighting off medical conditions. Muhammad also explained how families can grow their own organic food, or even shop cheaper for produce at the closest greenhouse in capital region, which is at Steelton-Highspire High School.
In addition, all workshop attendees learned how to incorporate greenhouse plants into recipes presented on blackgirlhealth.com. Each attendee had a chance to eat these healthy recipes at the workshop. We look forward to doing more healthy food workshops in the community. If you are interested in having us come to your church or organization feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.