Where Americans eat has a dramatic effect on what foods, and how much of these foods, we consume: the more people eat out, particularly at fast-food restaurants, the more calories, fat and sodium they tend to consume and away-from-home meals contain fewer fruits, vegetables and whole grains than foods prepared at home.
The American Heart Association is prioritizing a return to the kitchen as part of our most pressing national goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
With this in mind, our very own Chef Tia Berry, led a series of train-the-trainer sessions over the past several months to equip staff and volunteers from multiple affiliates and markets with the know how to run mobile cooking classes using AHA’s Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen curriculum.
To learn more about available trainings or to schedule your own train-the-trainer session, contact Chef Tia Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.