Ethnic Foods Month

Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators (PDF | 217 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

This extensive resource list provides both background information and practical resources for those working with various ethnic/cultural groups.


Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides access to a bilingual (Spanish and English) cookbook containing 23 traditional Latino recipes reduced in fat, cholesterol, and sodium that still taste delicious.


Ethnic and Cultural Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find background and practical resources for working with various ethnic/cultural groups. Includes downloadable handouts on a range of topics such as heart health, bone health, healthy cooking and diabetes education. Also find dietary guidelines from around the world.


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style (PDF | 3.4 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

A compilation of heart healthy southern recipes. File includes recipes, recipe substitutions for heart healthy cooking, and temperature rules for safe cooking.


Recipe Finder

The database provides recipes for many different cultures and ethnicities including Asian, Mexican, Latin American, Caribbean, Creole, and Italian recipes.


A River of Recipes: Native American Recipes Using Commodity Foods (PDF | 3.5 MB)

USDA. FNS. Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

A collection of Native American Recipes from tribes across North America provide new and different ways to prepare USDA commodities, in addition to traditional recipes.