Healthy Food Matters

Healthy Food Matters

a program of Coalition for Healthier Eating, Bethel NC

Healthy Food Matters works with at-risk communities in Pitt County to improve health outcomes through attention to healthier food, wellness and lifestyle choices.


  • Calendar of events, presentations and classes

  • Health and nutrition resources and information

  • Information about the CHE Retail Store and Learning Lab

Healthy Food Matters uses a culturally-relevant diet and nutrition resource in combination with additional tools and resources. Coalition for Healthier Eating (CHE) will inform and empower participants to take an intentional approach to health and wellness, including

  • African Heritage Diet classes

  • Community Presentations about Health, Nutrition and Active Living

  • Cooking Demonstrations – Tempting, Tasty and Healthy!

  • Identifying, Expanding and Accessing Local Food Choices.

  • Understanding Sustainable Farming and Buy Local Campaigns

  • Meet the Farmer Events

The Healthy Food Matters approach includes the Oldways© African Heritage Diet, which encourages participants to “embrace health through heritage.”


The African Heritage Diet is 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.


Healthy Food Matters partners with community organizations to expand our reach and provide the tools, knowledge and resources participants need to make changes, take charge and see results. Our focus: Health Disparities in African-American communities.

Changing health outcomes for families – Let’s talk about lifestyle-related chronic diseases and condition.

Healthy Food Matters participants will explore alternatives for active living and how those choices affect health and wellness. 

Move more for Active Living! Examine lifestyle choices that support health and nutrition improvements.

Explore healthy choices for selecting, preparing and consuming food. The three important changes that must be made in order to sustain a healthier life are: Source, Preparation and Portion.


Contact us about classes and events near you.