New African Food Series Launches for National Nutrition Month
Joint Venture highlights the beauty and healthy benefits of African Food
WASHINGTON, DC— For National Nutrition Month, NativSol Kitchen partners with Genii Games to launch “NativSol Food Series” on March 4. NativSol Food Series will educate children and families on the nutritional benefits of African heritage food.
“With fast food spots seen as ‘social status’ symbols popping up in cities across Africa, we will see an increase in diet-related diseases like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity namely in our children as income increases,” says Tambra Raye Stevenson, founder of NativSol Kitchen.
“African food is sometimes overlooked by parents and kids in favor of unhealthy alternatives that have become associated with status symbols,” says Adebayo Adegbembo, founder of Genii Games.
With the weekly #nativsolfoodseries, starting March 4, “Little WANDA,” a character and kid-sized champion of a newly formed initiative called Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA), will introduce families to African heritage food with fun facts and health benefits as an article and complementing infographic posted by @nativsol on Twitter, Facebook and other online platforms.
The 8-week pilot series encourages African, Diasporan families and youth to appreciate their African heritage food across Africa.
“NativSol Kitchen is a foremost brand in promoting the beauties of African heritage food while Genii Games Limited works to make African heritage fun for kids. Hence, both brands saw a need to educate families and kids on the nutritional benefits of African food in fun ways.
About NativSol Kitchen
Featured in the Washington Post, NativSol Kitchen provides culturally-centered and faith-based nutrition education programming to both youth and adults. Based in Washington, DC, NATIVSOL is on a mission to reclaim the health and spirit of the African diaspora by creating a movement to restore heritage food into people’s daily lives. Led by trained culinary nutrition experts, NATIVSOL has the passion and talent to equip the community to cook, shop and eat their way back to health. Learn more at www.nativsol.com.
About Genii Games
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Genii Games Limited is the parent entity behind the Asa (meaning culture in Yoruba) brand; a growing collection of interactive mobile apps and web videos for kids to learn about African Cultures in fun ways. Asa apps and videos feature Games, Animation, Voice, Text, Sound and Colourful graphics to deliver subjects ranging from African languages, folktales, ethics and etiquette. Genii Games won the Etisalat Prize for Innovation in 2013. Learn more at geniigames.com.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture is leading a pan-African women’s movement from farm to fork. Founded in 2016, WANDA is on a mission to develop the next generation of women and girls as leaders in agriculture, nutrition and dietetics through education, advocacy and innovation as a means to alleviate poverty, build healthy communities and improve self-sufficiency. Learn more at www.iamWANDA.org.