SMART Food For Life 

is our overarching nutrition education and cooking project that incorporates healthy eating practices throughout all of SMART’s programs and activities. We are committed to sharing nutrition information, healthy and safe cooking techniques, healthy adaptations of traditional ethnic dishes, and low-cost recipes with women and youth who are eager to improve their health and well-being. 

Check out our cookbook here!

The core program of the SMART Food For Life initiative is 


a hands-on cooking and nutrition education class that teaches healthy eating and safe food preparation to help women heal and manage chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Weekly recipes incorporate a variety of local, seasonal, and ethnic ingredients as participants create delicious dishes together. Pantry bags are distributed at the end of each class!

Stay up to date with classes here!


Learn about nutrition and watch us cook!