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Network of Healthy Kitchens: “Matbakh Sahha”
“Matbakh Sahha” network is a healthy kitchen network project aiming at improving health and create economic opportunities for youth and women, and foster social dialogue between Lebanese and other communities.

“Matbakh Sahha” network is a healthy kitchen network project aiming at improving health and create economic opportunities for youth and women, and foster social dialogue between Lebanese and other communities through the valorization of traditional foods and wild plants. The network is formed of groups of women and men from different Lebanese regions (i.e., Kuakh, Batloun, Aarsal). The project is coordinated by the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at AUB in partnership with the Food Heritage Foundation, Local Links (a unit of the AFDC) with the support of IDRC and the Canadian International Development Agency through OXFAM Quebec.

The Mediterranean diet and especially the Lebanese diet are known for its health benefits, including their positive impact on heart health and cancer prevalence. Unfortunately, we are no longer eating “Lebanese”.  “Matbakh Sahha” network believe that through the promotion of healthy eating habits, which are part of our traditional cuisine, we can improve our diet and prevent many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, disease, some type of cancer, and obesity.

Matbakh Sahha Network was launched on the 25th of June 2005.

The network has currently three branches located in different regions namely:

  • Batloun kitchen
  • Aarsal kitchen
  • Kueikh kitchen
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    Programming: Khaled al Ahmad - Web Analyst: Maha Jdeed - Photography: Mazen Jannoun 
    Design & Management: Yarob Marouf