New Publication: Results from our restaurant listening sessions

Originally posted on Melissa Fuster, PhD:
This post is to celebrate a new publication: Promoting healthy eating in Latin American restaurants. The article presents the findings from our initial listening sessions with Latin American restaurant stakeholders for my restaurant research project. Our efforts began almost two years ago, in the fall of 2020, after the…

Eat Fit: Healthy Latin Dishes in the Spotlight

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, Eat Fit collaborates with restaurants across the state of Louisiana. The Hispanic population in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes is small but growing rapidly. Between 2000 and 2020, the Hispanic population grew from 4% to 9% of the total metro New Orleans population (The Data Center,Continue reading “Eat Fit: Healthy Latin Dishes in the Spotlight”

Latin Foods And African Roots: Celebrating Black History Month 2022

The cultural influence of The African diaspora following the enslavement of millions of West Africans can be seen all across Latin America. As Black History Month comes to an end, we want to take a minute to acknowledge and appreciate the African history of Latin cultural cuisine. Many might not realize that cultural dishes thatContinue reading “Latin Foods And African Roots: Celebrating Black History Month 2022”