South Orange Village is honored to celebrate Black History Month within the South Orange Community. This year's national theme is Black Health & Wellness. In 2022, we have two very special "Our Voices" podcasts that are aligned with our theme - Black Men's Health & Wellness and Children's Nutrition.
Click on the images below to listen to the podcasts!
Our Voices: An Intimate Conversation with Ahmad Russell, Founder of The Cipher Life
Please join South Orange Village Trustee, Bobby Brown, as he has an intimate conversation with local resident Ahmad Russell, who founded the non-profit organization, The Cipher Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to Men’s support and community outreach. In an effort to facilitate further reach and provide more knowledge for the black community, he created a digital space, The Cipher Life, where black men's physical, mental, spiritual, and social health is prioritized. Now sit back and listen to real conversations on how Black History Month, Black Men’s Health and Black Legacy intersect. Then go and connect with the Cipher Life on Instagram (@the_cipher_life).
The Cipher Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_cipher_life
Learn More or Support The Cipher Foundation: https://theciphermen.com
Our Voices: Positively Influencing Children's Eating Habits
Jacqueline Murphy, local nutritionist, speaks with Donna Hendricks about how to help parents and caregivers guide their children to understanding why healthy food choices are important. Ms. Murphy also discusses how to help highly selective eaters to discover that new foods can be fun and exciting.
Jacqueline Murphy Brief Bio: Jacqueline Murphy served as the Nutrition Manager for local Headstart programs for over 20 years before her retirement. She served as a consultant for the federal government for Headstart and monitored programs for nutrition services throughout the United States. She also provided nutrition and wellness training for local colleges and community programs.
Selected Resources to Get You Going
If you would like to learn more about helping your children develop healthy eating habits, please take a look at some of the books and websites below. Please also take a look at the Turn Knowledge into Action on the South Orange Black History Month Children's Book Recommendation list.
nutrition.gov (Kids Corner)
myplate.gov (Kids My Plate)
- Baby Let’s Eat - Stephan Lomp (Indestructible Book)
- I Can Eat A Rainbow – Annabel Karmel
- Eating The Rainbow - Star Bright Books
- Edible Colors - Jennifer Vogel Bass
- Edible Numbers - Jennifer Vogel Bass
- Eating the Alphabet – Lois Ehlert