Healthy, West African & Wise™
Put your health first without losing your heritage.
Discover why certain chronic health conditions are becoming increasingly common in people of West African origin, and how to prevent and manage these health conditions. Learn healthy tips for cooking the foods you love and enjoy, and get advice for healthy and savvy shopping while avoiding cultural stumbling blocks to good health. Try the sample recipes and take control of your portion sizes with the handy guide to what a portion size looks like for different food groups.
- Making healthier choices when eating out – no matter the cuisine.
- Practical steps for overcoming barriers to being physically active.
- Sample recipes with nutritional analysis.
- Portion size guides for West African foods…and much, much more.
Healthy, West African & Wise™ Food Guide
Discover and enjoy the health benefits of West African foods when you make them part of your healthy eating plan!
Written as a companion to Healthy, West African & Wise™ and containing profiles of 80 foods that feature in the West African diet, this unique book provides invaluable nutritional information and highlights little-known but fascinating facts about each food and its use in West African cuisine.
Harness the nutritional power of West African foods to benefit your health today.
Awards & Endorsements
The innovative concept and content of the Healthy, West African & Wise™ book series has resulted in a number of awards and endorsements, including:
Innovator of the Year 2011
Best in the UK Award, African Category
Very comprehensive…Very useful information that is current, well organised and accessible. For healthcare professionals (particularly dietitians) working with this ethnic minority group or for West African people who are interested in diet and nutrition, this book would be ideal.
Angela's books have been invaluable in Southwark - filling a very big gap in knowledge on West African diet and lifestyle not only for health professionals who may not know much about West African culture and diet but also giving sound, realistic and culturally appropriate advice to people who would like to help themselves and their community. We have bought them in for our 'healthy lifestyle' project in local libraries.
At last! Clear, practical, guidance on how to make diet and lifestyle changes for healthier living, based on West African foods. These books are long overdue and Angela Tella is well qualified to provide the authoritative, practical information that can make change possible for anyone who enjoys West African foods – based on her professional knowledge and personal experience.
I believe Angela Tella has the answers to help the West African community eat healthier and become more active, whilst still maintaining cultural values. These books are the first of their kind and a must-read for every West African and anyone who enjoys West African cuisine.
As a world first, Angela Tella has written 2 books that could really make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people of West African origin. Weight Watchers believes that making diet and lifestyle changes that will last is all about making informed decisions – and these books will certainly help fill that knowledge gap.
Providing culturally appropriate material for West African communities is essential if we are going to begin to address the diet-related conditions that are particularly prevalent amongst these communities. Angela Tella’s publications fill a much-needed gap whilst embracing traditional practices and recipes.
Meet the Author
Angela Tella, award-winning author of Healthy, West African & Wise™ and the accompanying Healthy, West African & Wise™ Food Guide is a Human Nutrition & Dietetics honours graduate of King’s College London.
As a registered dietitian and lifestyle coach, Angela has helped her many clients achieve their diet and lifestyle goals. In her Healthy, West African & Wise™ series, she empowers people from West African communities to prioritise their health without losing their heritage in the process.
Drawing on her extensive expertise and experience of West African nutrition, lifestyle and culture, Angela gives readers practical, evidence-based advice and culturally-relevant tips to discover and enjoy the health benefits of West African foods as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle.