FORT KNOX, Ky. – Soldiers enjoyed a specially crafted Black History Month meal at the dining facility Feb. 28 that featured traditional cultural options with a healthier twist.
Fort Knox Chief of Nutrition Care Services Laura Bottoms said the effort was part of the dining facility’s effort to transition menu items to the Go for Green 2.0 program, an Army-wide program to help bring high performance, nutritionally sound food to Soldiers.
“The plan has been to embrace different cultures through our holiday meals and [food options] by making sure we show that we can make foods that are more traditional, but also healthy,” said Bottoms. “This will show that those foods can taste good and be good for us, and still preserve the cultural heritage of the meal.”
The meal was designed by the Fort Knox Installation Food Program manager, Dana Womack, who focused on ensuring the offered foods highlighted the culture of Black History Month and helped usher in National Nutrition Month. This year’s March theme is: “A celebration of world cultures.”
The Fort Knox community is invited to send in their favorite cultural recipes that also feature a healthy highlight, with a chance to be featured on the Ireland Health Clinic website. Selected submissions will be chosen for posting throughout the month.
Anyone wishing to submit a recipe should email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “National Nutrition Month World of Flavor recipe submission” in the subject line.