(TIML HEALTH) Do you consider yourself to be healthy? Statistics show that Type-2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity, is on the rise in America, especially among children in the Inner Cities. This alarming health trend, which disproportionately affects African-Americans, has led brothers Justin and Terry Raimey to invent the Black Streak Kitchen mobile app which approaches cooking and nutrition education in an innovative way.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that the number of children with Type-2 diabetes jumped more than 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. When you place the microscope on African-Americans, the numbers become even more alarming. According to the American Diabetes Association, compared to the general population, African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes: 13.2 percent of all Black people aged 20 years or older have been diagnosed with diabetes. We also are 1.7 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.
“There is a need for this app in America, especially among African-Americans,” Terry Raimey said. “Parents are cooking less and feeding their families more fast food and takeout. This, of course, has led to rising rates of obesity, Type-2 diabetes, hypertension in adults and even children. Black Streak Kitchen’s goal is to teach kids and families how to cook delicious meals and inform them of the nutritional benefits of the ingredients within each recipe. Food and nutrition education is important to leading a healthy lifestyle.”
“Using comics and animation to teach cooking and nutrition makes the information fun and easy to remember,” Justin Raimey said. “I‘m the comics and animation artist, as well as the app designer, so it was important for me to make the artwork as fun and appealing as possible, while keeping true to our message of culinary education, health and nutrition.”
Black Streak Kitchen takes a new approach to presenting recipes, and teaching cooking techniques and responsible eating habits. Black Streak Kitchen certainly has the potential to bring about a new wave in how cooking, health and wellness are presented worldwide. As time moves forward, it will be exciting to see how the Raimey brothers will lead this new culinary movement with their creativity and innovation.
Black Streak Kitchen Comics are available at blackstreakkitchen.com/pricing. Download the free Black Streak Kitchen App from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Take a look below to get an idea!! FYI I just downloaded the app on my phone.