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Spotted: African Heritage and Health Week

Kick off February’s Black History Month with the second annual African Heritage and Health Week, sponsored by the national non-profit organization Oldways. Based in Boston, Oldways encourages Americans to make healthier choices by incorporating more plant-based foods in their diets, minimizing meat and processed foods when possible, and using cultural heritage as a touchstone for making these changes.

Celebrate by visiting one of our local restaurants that serves food from the African diaspora, including:

Emanu East African Restaurant, 6063 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, (513) 351-7686, emanuea.com

Teranga, 8438 Vine St., Reading, (513) 821-1300, terangaenterprise.com

Island Frydays, 2826 Vine St., Clifton, (513) 498-0680, islandfrydays.com

Rasheedah’s Café II, 5922 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, (513)351-1129

Ena’s Jerkmania, 411 West Kemper Rd., Springdale, (513) 674-1208, thatsjerk.com

Caribe Carryout, 2605 Vine St., Cheviot, (513) 221-1786, caribeonvine.com

And when in doubt, check out this handy food pyramid, which calls out specific examples of each food category: