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Ferry Ave. Library Offers a Taste of African Heritage Cooking Class

Follows curriculum designed to inspire good health through cultural food traditions

                 Dejenaba Gordon, MPH

VOORHEES, NJ – Feb. 6, 2017 –The Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch of the Camden County Library will host four consecutive classes focused on the African heritage diet designed to promote healthy eating and cooking starting Saturday, Feb. 11 and ending Saturday, March 4.

Presented by Dejenaba Gordon, MPH of Lindenwold, an ambassador for Oldways Heritage through Heatlh, the classes will cover a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This healthy way of eating is powerfully nutritious and delicious, and naturally meets the guidelines experts recommend for supporting good health, according to the Oldways website.

Gordon has taught the classes at various venues in the area including the Philadelphia Free Library for over three years.

People who sign up for this program are expected to attend all four Saturday sessions.

February 11, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 pm

February 18, 2:30 pm-4:30pm

February 25, 1:00-3:00 pm

March 4, 1:30-3:30pm

Registration is available by calling the branch at (856) 342-9789 or online at .

This series is offered as part of the library’s on-going Books & Cooks program designed to promote food literacy in communities throughout Camden County.


Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.



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