September 5, 2021

Tribal Farm to School Program

Native Americans have a 50% higher obesity rate than non-Hispanic whites and are three times as likely to die from diabetes than the national average. Such a high prevalence of chronic illness is contributed by the disrupted food heritage and by the highly processed non-Native foods of the Commodity Food Programs. The recent food sovereignty movement to access healthy Native foods is however restricted by the low food security, the limited funding of Commodity Food Programs, and the lack of trib