Good health through heritage

OldwaysWe recently discovered Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization whose mission is to “guide people to good health through heritage.” Their work is impressive, and we wanted to share it with you.

From their website (

“We like to say, let the old ways be your guide to good health and well being. At Oldways, we are more determined than ever to help everyone, everywhere, live longer and healthier lives. We do this by continuing to encourage people to seek out the joys of good foods and drinks, well prepared and consumed with pleasure, in the company of family and friends. That is the profound and worthy mission that drives us and our partners every day. Healthy eating and healthy foods have the power to improve the health and well-being of all of us. Science and common sense tell us that good health and good food go hand in hand. The healthy old ways have a special importance and impact because they bring together:

  • good nutrition with delicious foods

  • culture and heritage, and

  • eating, shopping and cooking”

We couldn’t agree more! What are some of your favorite foods, drinks, and eating traditions? Click here to read more about cultural continuity, and how you can be sure to incorporate intergenerational elements as you celebrate rites of passage in your own families.

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