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Traditional Recipe Book Made by HHI Participants


As part of the Abrazos program (an HHI outreach program), a strong emphasis is placed on healthy eating and active living for the health promotion curriculum component. This past year, this emphasis resulted in the production of the Recipe Book Project.

The Recipe Book Project is a way for the Abrazos’ mothers, who are all originally from Latin American countries, to use the knowledge they learned in class about nutrition and apply it to food that they cook in their own homes. The women submitted their favorite recipes for review by a MUSC Registered Dietician. The dietician worked with the women to modify the recipes to make them healthier. Some recipes did not need to be change while substitutions or quantities were changed in others. After the Abrazos school year ended, the women continued to meet with the goal of producing a recipe book that could be distributed to improve the health and wellbeing of their community.

Through putting this recipe book together, the women learned not only about healthy eating, but also were able to practice their English and learn important business and planning skills. The recipe book will be sold at community events and at MUSC with all proceeds going to support health promotion activities related to healthy eating and active living in the Latino community.  

If you would like to support this cause and purchase a recipe book for $10, contact Anna Tecklenburg Patton at or (843) 792-8526.


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