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The Native American diet and how nutritional value has changed in recent history, affecting their health and high disease rates.
Kelly has been talking about our Champion for Healthy Kids project being sponsored by General Mills and being conducted on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. This has me thinking about the connection between nutrition and the chronic disease and genetic disease that plagues the Native American people. Did you know that 1 in 4 Native […]
I wanted to share a bit more about NRC’s Healthy Kids project. As previously mentioned, one aim of the program will be to increase physical activity and good nutritional choices among children on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Other objectives of this project include: Increasing the number of children and family members in a […]
American Indians living on reservations have the lowest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the United States. High rates of disease, accidents, inadequate health care and lack of access to affordable nutritious food are some of the reasons life expectancy on reservations lags behind the general US population. However, consistent with general trends for […]
Kelly talked about Native elders being an important part of American Indian communities. Indeed, elders are revered and respected throughout Native cultures. The communities show this respect in many ways… listening, seeking their wisdom, serving them first at meals, looking to them for prayers, honoring them as Veterans, making them a central part of family […]