Thanks to a pilot program from Cura, Allegheny Health Network’s Healthy Food Centers are providing participants with cooking demos and nutrition education along with their groceries.
At its pilot demonstration held last month at Forbes Hospital in Pittsburgh, Cura Director of Dining Clint Shearer and Chef Mario Aponte created a black bean tostada with sweet potato. Chef prepared the recipe step by step to make it easy for attendees to replicate at home.
According to Cura Culinary Director for AHN Ryan Sonson, “We also introduced other ingredients like guacamole, pica de gallo, and salsa, not available in the food center, but showing the versatility of the recipe.”
“The partnership with Cura is amazing – we were so thrilled with the pilot. I’m so impressed with Clint and Chefs Ryan and Mario. The way that they conducted the presentation was so informational, while respectful to those in attendance, “says Colleen Ereditario, MPH, RD, LDN, Program Manager, Healthy Food Centers for AHN.