Tambra Raye is an inspiring speaker, writer, and food justice advocate. The award-winning Tufts-trained health communicator has emerged as a media source on healthy eating and living with appearances on NBC’s The Grio, WHUR-FM, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News, WNEW 99.9 FM (CBS Radio), BET.com, TheRoot.com, Food and Nutrition Magazine, Heirloom Gardener Magazine and New America Media. She has spoken at U.S. Department of Agriculture, WK Kellogg Foundation, Howard University, American Public Health Association, Green Festival, NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo and National Association of Black Journalists to name a few.
Empowering families and individuals to create healing meals, the Oklahoma native is the founder of NativSol Kitchen. In 2012, she executed Oldways' “A Taste of African Heritage” a successful 6-week pilot series. In her classes she shares her journey of finding her roots and inspiration from her family who enjoyed cooking and sharing the tradition and preparation of African diaspora cuisine.
Her work with the Let's Move initiative has been recognized by the White House. She leads public policy for the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition. And she serves on the African Heritage and Health Advisory Committee for Oldways Preservation Trust. She is also the founding member of the D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs’ Health Education Planning Committee and chairing the nutrition subcommittee. She also serves on the Mission Committee for the American Heart Association promoting heart-healthy cooking.
Helping people put their faith where their fork is, she leads the culinary ministry at Saint Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church. As the director she addresses the intersection of faith, food and justice and teaches faith-based nutrition. The mom of two tots calls Washington, DC home away from home.
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