Now, one doctor is teaming up with supermarket brand Whole Foods to offer free nutrition classes and resources to African Americans amid the public health crisis.
When she began working with the Whole Cities Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods, her mission was to help educate and provide resources to underserved communities.
Woolbright recently launched the Let’s Talk Food initiative, a free nutrition education class where she teaches consumers how to decode food labels and how to construct a plant-based diet to help tackle pre-existing conditions.
I started teaching nutrition and culinary education classes around the country, and in 2012 moved to Detroit as part of the Whole Foods Market community relations team tasked to help bring the first national grocery store back to the city in 2013.”
The classes cover a wide variety of health topics including the principles of optimal nutrition, eating for healthy weight loss, managing chronic disease, decoding labels, combating food cravings, eating on a budget in addition to a wide variety of cooking demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes.