New TV Program ’Cooking Back To Our Roots’ is airing soon

Stichting Know Better Do Better Launch a TV program to deal with taboos around diabetes.

Amsterdam, Netherlands – October 18, 2017 – Stichting Know Better Do Better is a non-profit organization. The organization is thrilled to announce the airing of ‘Cooking Back To Our Roots’ on TV. The TV program is an initiative of the Stichting Know Better Do Better and Nutrition Advocate Vivian Acquah. The new TV program focuses on the taboos on diabetes, with respect for culture. The informative TV program will have many well-known non-Western Dutch guests on the program.

The first episode of ‘Cooking Back To Our Roots’ will broadcast on RTV7 (Dutch TV station) on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 18:00 CET and via Facebook Live on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 17:00 CET. It’s imperative to know that November is the international diabetes awareness month and this year will be exceptional with the airing of ‘Cooking Back To Our Roots’ on RTV7 and Facebook Live.

In ‘Cooking Back To Our Roots, Acquah will interview non-western Dutch about a healthy lifestyle within their own culture. In 2016, Acquah won the Best Diabetes Idea, an initiative of the Diabetes Fonds. “Diabetes is more common among Dutch people with a non-western background. Unfortunately, this population receives nutritional advice that often does not fit into their culture. With the team’s vision to bring awareness towards diabetes, Acquah’s young assistant, Lanaï Hodge and Acquah will like to talk to the following role models on the TV program: Jetty Mathurin, Raja Felgata, Minchenu Maduro, Raquel Hodge, Sabra Rahiembaks and Charlene Austin.

“Healthy eating is possible without making too many concessions to a food culture so that anyone can adopt a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle should be possible at any age (young or old), without discrimination towards education, ethnicity, and income.” Said Vivian Acquah, founder of Stichting Know Better Do Better. “The philosophy behind Know Better Do Better is that when you know better, you can make conscious choices.” She added.

In many non-Western populations, diabetes is a topic that is hardly spoken. Cooking Back To Our Roots will break down taboos and also show everyone that they can eat healthier within their culture. It’s a television show in which everyone can feel at home. The TV program will allow every diabetic patient and the people around to be able to recognize themselves.


Cooking Back To Our Roots is a tribute to Acquah’s grandmother, whom she lost to the effects of diabetes, hypertension and being overweight.

The non-profit organization is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Cooking Back To Our Roots will also inspire current and future generations with a non-western background to cook healthier in their own culture.

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 About Stichting Know Better Do Better

Stichting Know Better Do Better is a non-profit organization created in 2015, founded by Vivian Acquah. Although she was born and raised in the Netherlands, her roots are Ghanaian. The name of Know Better Do Better was inspired by the poem by Maya Angelou. Vivian struggled for years with her weight. The struggle to lose weight occurred at a young age. Despite several attempts to lose weight and manage weight, nothing helped her. At the end of December 2013, she found the key to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through healthy and tasty food which she cooked using different multicultural cooking styles.

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Company Name: Stichting Know Better Do Better
Contact Person: Vivian Acquah
Phone: +31631916922
City: Amsterdam
State: North Holland
Country: Netherlands