n The African Heritage Diet is defined as "a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots." It's very important to Sankofa because not only are we a spiritually rooted and African Diaspora centered farm, but eating healthy and making good decisions is one of our top priorities. It's very similar to "My Plate" which is a similar pyramid based on American eating traditions taught to children in elementary school.
On the bottom is family, exercise & other healthy habits unrelated to food. Here at Sankofa we encourage a safe space where everyone is welcome. On the second tier is greens .. which we grow plenty of on the farm. Just stop by and take a walk through and I'm sure you'll find some greens you've never even heard of! The third tier is a mixture of vegetables, fruits, peanuts & nuts, beans & peas, and whole grains. The fourth tier has herbs spices, & traditional sauces. You definitely will not see this on the MyPlate based in America. Fish & Seafood is on the fifth tier. Africans traditionally eat fish more than Americans, I would say. Beef & chicken is eaten way more in America .. some would say over-overeaten. In my opinion, fish is healthier whereas red meat takes very long to process in your body