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The first gathering of the Native American Nutrition Cohort closed with a spirit of collaboration and shared purpose, in the hopes that our work together can lead to greater health impact, reduced food insecurity and stronger self-sufficiency in Native communities.
During Poverty Awareness Month, remember those in need but take action too. Poverty doesn’t only disrupt lives but creates inter-generational issues that perpetuate through families, which makes the work of Partnership With Native Americans incredibly important.
… the food pantry in Polson, Montana relies on support from PWNA during the holiday season, when they see a spike in the number of families needing food. In addition to food, PWNA’s holiday services also include thousands of gifts and stockings delivered to partners for distribution in Native communities.
“Healthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans, but that’s not always the case for our Native American citizens,” said Rafael Tapia, Jr., PWNA Vice President of Programs.
With donations made from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, you can help PWNA fight food insecurity and brighten the holidays for Native American Elders. Visit CrowdRise now for GivingTuesday 2017.
“I tell them, you listen to the Indian version and then you’ll understand why some people don’t celebrate [Thanksgiving].” Join PWNA in supporting a positive holiday for Native American families.
The support of the Walmart Foundation ensures that PWNA will continue to have an impact in remote Native American communities around the country.
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.
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.
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.