|USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) Project Summaries
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - $23,097
The project team will develop nutrition information, recipes, and design graphic content for a culturally relevant calendar that focuses on fruits and vegetables. The organization will produce and distribute copies to all FDPIR and FDPIR eligible participants.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Food Distribution Program - $69,573
The FY 2015 project continues the program’s existing community nutrition and gardening education program and will build a new greenhouse located at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Head Start Program, which is attended by FDPIR eligible children. Nutrition and gardening education will take place in the greenhouse. Educators will use some Cheyenne and Arapaho language in lessons. To encourage physical activity as a regular lifestyle choice, the project will implement regular community walks.
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation - $78,376
The organization will contract with a nutritionist to provide nutrition education and food demonstrations to FDPIR participants and individual guidance to participants on how to choose foods that promote health while considering resource availability, food preferences, and food preparation skill levels. The nutritionist will also conduct outreach to various Tribal programs to identify FDPIR eligible persons to participate in activities and will search for and select appropriate nutrition education materials.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - $34,113
The Choctaw’s Food Distribution Hoop House for Nutrition Education Program expands on its 2014 FDPNE by adding a hoop house as a central location to provide gardening education. The project will encourage FDPIR participants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables by conducting food demonstrations with foods that are grown and harvested as a result of hoop house activities.
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes - $68,988
This project is a collaborative effort between the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ FDPIR and the Extension Program at the Salish Kootenai College. They are continuing their community garden programs and will implement healthy cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education activities for various age groups. They will also provide physical education activities for youth during the summer.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation - $22,348
This tribe will conduct nutrition and food demonstration sessions that focus on the benefits of increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet, healthy preparation methods, and preservation techniques.
Fort Belknap Indian Community - $168,910
Fort Belknap Indian Community's Nutrition Education Services for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) project will provide nutrition education services to eligible participants residing in six community service areas. They expect to reach more than 600 participants. They will hire three staff persons to conduct activities and will partner with Fort Belknap's Agriculture Extension Program, Aaniiih Nakoda College's Agriculture Extension Program, public schools, Head Start, and senior services programs. Activities include classes and sessions that focus on fruit and vegetable nutrition education, food preparation, and food preservation. The Extension Program will offer FDPIR participants the opportunity to learn to extend the growing season through the use of greenhouses and garden box beds.
Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians – $45,008
The program will conduct weekly nutrition education and food demonstration sessions at the FDPIR program site, the Wellness Center, and the organization’s youth center. They will also provide nutrition education while making home deliveries of USDA Foods to homebound participants of FDPIR.
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation - $99,297
The tribe selected ‘Make half your plate fruits and vegetables” as the goal for the FY 2015 project. They will provide 30 nutrition and cooking demonstrations, maintain 70 active kitchen gardens and the community garden, and plant and maintain 20 new home kitchen gardens and 20 box gardens for elderly and disabled.
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin – $45,691
The Menominee Tribe will continue its community garden program and collaborate with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Menominee County to provide healthy cooking classes, recipes, and nutrition education handouts to FDPIR eligible participants.
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Indians Food Distribution Program for the Midwest Region Nutrition Advisory Committee - $78,765
This consortium of 23 Indian Tribal Organizations from the Midwest Region and two Indian Tribal Organizations from the Northeast Region focuses on health promotion activities that help FDPIR participants in their regions to establish healthier dietary and physical activity habits. All FDPIR recipients in the regions will receive culturally relevant calendar and nutrition guides for FY 2016, cookbooks with healthy recipes, and garden seeds to encourage home gardening projects. The committee is also funded to continue projects that provide nutrition education technical assistance to ITOs.
Sherwood Valley Food Program - $74,134
The Sherwood Valley Food Program will continue its youth leadership club that teaches the benefits of increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet. Training on how to share these lessons with their peers, families, and other tribal groups is a component of this activity. Additionally, this program will provide food and physical activity demonstrations, and nutrition workshops at the FDPIR warehouse and at remote sites where USDA Foods are distributed. Additionally, the Sherwood Valley Food Program is the organization responsible for leading the expansion of a nutrition advisory committee in the Western Region. They are funded to collaborate with other FDPIR programs for the development of methods and resources that increase the nutrition services offered to all FDPIR participants in the area.
Spirit Lake Tribe for the Mountain Plains Region Nutrition
Advisory Committee (MPRNAC) - $138,095
The goal of this project is to provide nutrition services and resources for the 30 FDPIR ITOs in the Mountain Plains Region. The United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), a 1994 Tribal Land Grant Institution, will serve as the FDPNE grant facilitator and will implement and conduct all project activities. UTTC will employ the services of a Registered Dietitian and two nutrition educators to implement and complete activities. Project activities funded include the development and distribution of 72 recipe cards, expansion of a recipe toolbox that contains the recipes and nutrition messages, updating a cookbook that focuses on USDA Foods, and beginning the development of a best practices resource tool that ITOs in the region may refer to when offering nutrition education services.
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes - $25,340
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes nutrition and gardening project will help FDPIR participants ‘make half your plate fruits and vegetables’. Activities offered will emphasize healthy ways to prepare fruits and vegetables and will teach participants the skills needed to plant and harvest their own fruit and vegetable gardens.
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Indian Reservation - $23,592
The project will conduct nutrition education sessions and food demonstrations that feature fruits and vegetables.