Restoring Health Through Sustainable Food Systems
December 9, 2020
3 p.m. ET
The National Native Network at the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, in conjunction with the Indian Health Service Health Promotion and Disease Prevention present a webinar series: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country.
Marcia Anderson, MS, RDN, LS
Community Manager, Community Health Services
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Freda Carpitcher, MPH
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and Health Education Coordinator
Oklahoma IHS Area Office
If you live in a low-income community, in a rural location, or where grocery stores and supermarkets are hard to come by, then you live in a food desert. Food deserts are in areas where obesity is just one of the many serious health issues. Many American Indians and Alaska Natives have limited or no access to healthy or affordable food, so their chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancers are much higher and increasing. But access to healthy and affordable foods is possible, no matter where you live. In this webinar, the speakers will share practical strategies to increase sustainable access to healthy foods, and some of the health benefits of gardening and harvesting plant foods.
At the end of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Identify at least two strategies to increase access to healthy food.
- Define what is a sustainable food supply.
- Discuss health benefits of gardening and harvesting plant foods.
Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities.
Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DP18-1808 National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations. Webinar contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the United States Department of Health Human Services; Indian Health Service; or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.