The Sistah Soul Nutrition Program mission is to promote the health and wellness of African American women through a virtual supportive community that encourages transformative behaviors that leads to better health. Our vision is to decrease the chronic disease rates of African American women by offering resources leading to 1) a healthy lifestyle, 2) habits that lower or eliminate the need for prescription medicines, and 3) emotional well-being
As a community, African American women experience a higher rate of diseases as compared to women of other races. The Sistah Soul Nutrition Program is a 12-week journey towards better health and wellness aimed at women of color. Developed based on the successful The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs At The Well Retreat, this wholistic program’s goal is to provide the necessary tools to:
The Founder’s Journey
In 2010, I was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hypothyroidism. The doctor prescribed medication for each condition and told me she would see me in three months. My goal was to eliminate the medicines due to their harmful side effects and take control of my health. I enrolled in a local nutrition-based program focused on plant-based eating, exercise, and small group support sessions. In the first month, I lost 17 pounds and continued to alter my food choices through plant-based eating and increased daily movement. The result was adapting to a new way of thinking about food, attaining my ideal weight, and eliminating all prescription-based medications. My results inspired me to create programming that improves African American women’s overall health. The goal is to teach women HOW to make THE exact lifestyle changes that lead to better nutrition and wellness. We are our sister’s keeper, and our virtual program will offer an accountability community for women motivated to work on their health.
African Americans have higher rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes – the four major risk factors for heart disease. Here are the sobering statistics.
In a culturally affirming virtual environment, Sistah Soul Nutrition uses a group-based approach to address the health concerns of African American women while providing options to understanding personal health journeys. Six core segments are covered in weekly sessions that can increase your overall health and wellness. Here are just a few of the topics. Images are samples only.
Meet the team
Sistah Soul Nutrition has gathered a group of highly regarded instructors to lead you to better health. Weekly classes are facilitated by licensed medical professionals, nutritionists, and certified wellness and transformation coaches. From celebrities to laypeople, their clients have experienced remarkable improvement in their health and wellness.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Barbara Joy Jones-Parks
The Energy Queen – Yoga & Energy
Jessica L. McAllister
Yoga & Breathwork
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