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Nutrition and Health on Native American Reservations

Today, Native Americans suffer from the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, and the mortality rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three times higher than that of all other races in the country, according to the federally operated Indian Health Service (IHS).

Nutrition is a factor in Native Americans having the highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. and higher risk of heart disease linked to obesity and high blood pressure.

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Gardens as a Solution to Combat Food Insecurity

Partnership With Native Americans and its reservation partners are motivating and equipping tribal citizens with knowledge and healthy nutrition habits that will trickle down to next generations.

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Food Justice: Native People Taking Action to Restore Ancestral Practices and Ways of Life

Love fry bread? Learn why it is considered a survival and oppression food.

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Access to Healthy Food on the Reservations

Partnership With Native Americans supports national nutrition and a return to traditional diets through gardens, healthy cooking classes, training on canning, preservation and a mobile unit for nutrition training in remote tribal communities.

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137 Ways to Just Move It on the Navajo Nation

PWNA congratulates the Navajo Nation, our Program Partners and I.H.S. on closing out another year of Just Move It, and we look forward to supporting JMI as they approach their 25th anniversary and beyond.

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The Gift of Food & Community Investment

As we gather with family and friends this holiday season, we are encouraged toward gratitude and generosity by thinking of those in need – and some of those experiencing the greatest need this holiday season are a people crucial to the first Thanksgiving: Native Americans. It is tragic to think of Native Americans or anyone […]

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Native Americans Giving Back: Wes Studi

“Why don’t Native Americans help each other? We hear this question often. The answer is, they do… wealthy tribes assist other tribes, Indian gaming creates new jobs, tribes partner in sustainability projects… But, we want this to hit home for our readers, so we are launching the “Native Americans Giving Back” series to feature Native […]

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Native Video Series: Dakota Life / Native Gardens

Helen shows a video that talks about nutrition, obesity and diabetes related to Native American people.

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Native American Video Series: Food Insecurity in America

Helen provides a video that discusses Food Insecurity especially on the Native American reservations.

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Diabetes Intervention for Native Americans

Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes among ethnic groups and need a special approach to help them implement good nutrition and exercise into their culture.

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