Culture and Traditions

Ethnic Foods for a Healthy Plate

Eating right is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. A healthy plate can include foods from all corners of the globe.

Food is a big part of many cultures, religions and traditions. Learn more about how people worldwide mark important events with food.

More on This Topic

  • Holidays

    Healthy Treats for Santa

    As Santa Claus makes his yearly trek around the world, children everywhere will leave treats for the big guy to fuel him on his ride. But don't forget Santa needs nutrition too. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

    We all have unique lifestyles, traditions and health concerns. Not to mention tastes! So if you're ready to eat right, don't settle for a one-size-fits-all fad diet. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Eat Right this Year

    If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your goals, make this the year you create a solid plan that sets you up for success! Read More

  • Eating as a Family

    Exploring More About Food

    Food offers a world of experiences well suited to how children learn. Because food can become a hands-on activity, everyday tasks can get kids involved in food – and so promote healthful eating. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Enjoy an Ethnic Breakfast

    While the typical American breakfast can be a great way for kids to eat more whole grains, fruit and low fat dairy, take inspiration from breakfasts around the globe. Read More

  • Culture and Traditions

    Ramadan: The Practice of Fasting

    Sara Elnakib, MPH, RD

    During the holy month of Ramadan, which occurs on the ninth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for 30 days. Read More