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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.
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.
Helen shows a video that talks about nutrition, obesity and diabetes related to Native American people.
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 have some good news: National Relief Charities was selected as a Champion for Healthy Kids in the 2011 grant awards by General Mills. This grant comes from a collaboration by the General Mills Foundation, the American Dietetic Association Foundation, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. General Mills is committed to supporting healthy […]