Usda, Food and Nutrition Service (fns) Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (fdpir) Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (fdpne) Project Summaries fy 2014 Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (anthc) $36,400



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USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) Project Summaries

FY 2014

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) - $36,400

ANTHC will film a Webisode, hosted by regional chefs, educators, and elders, that highlights the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. DVDs of the Webisodes will be produced from film. FDPIR participants and FDPIR eligible persons will access Webisode information through social media networks and through the dissemination of the DVDs.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Food Distribution Program - $85,107

This organization will continue their existing community garden program and will build a new greenhouse located at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Head Start Program 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.


Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Food Distribution Program - $30,591

The Chickasaw Nation will offer nutrition education classes to FDPIR participants during their regular food package pick up visits. They will also conduct food demonstrations. Making half your plate fruits and vegetables is the focus for all sessions.


Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation - $ 38, 118

The organization plans to implement a youth gardening project focused on gardening skills and increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet.


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - $23,230

This project’s goal is ‘make half your plate fruits and vegetables’. Their staff will develop a learning garden and offer monthly nutrition education classes to Talihina area Food Distribution Program elders and other participants. Eat Healthy-Be Active Community, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, and ChooseMyPlate.gov form the basis for Nutrition topics. Participants will receive hands-on, live demonstration of how to prepare pleasing dishes using fresh fruits and vegetables, and recipe cards to remind participants how to prepare the dishes at home.


Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes - $93, 402

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 program at four sites, conducing healthy cooking demonstrations, providing nutrition education during summer camps, and conducting physical education activities during summer camps.


Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - $8,581

A series of three nutrition education classes, held at four sites, will teach 50 Siletz tribal youth how to make nutritious, easy, healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Each session will feature 3 to 4 different menus that follow ChooseMyPlate guidelines. At the end of the final session, participating youth will receive a cookbook containing recipes used during the classes.




Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa – $26,657

The organization will develop a community gardening project and provide cooking demonstrations.


Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians - $35,384

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.


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe - $11,026

Leech Lake will implement activities that support the goals of increasing fruit, vegetables, and whole grain grains in the diet. Activities include conducting food demonstrations and providing nutrition messages to participants at the FDPIR warehouse, other community program sites, and community events. The organization will also assist families with planting home gardens.



Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation - $135,017

The tribe will provide nutrition and cooking demonstrations, maintain their current community and home kitchen gardens, and present nutrition information at community events.



Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - $40, 258

The Menominee Tribe will continue their 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.


Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (MLBO) - $49, 931

The MLBO will provide teaching greenhouses for the outlying districts of the reservation and encourage participants to eat more whole grains by providing information they need to harvest, cook, and consume wild rice, a whole grain food. Participants will receive books that contain healthy recipes such as Live Healthy! Live Native!, Mountain Plains Region- Fresh Produce Recipe Book, Keep the Beat- Healthy Heart recipes, and More Flavor, Less Fat.



Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - $5,210

The Choctaw Food Distribution Program will provide nutrition services, led by a Nutritionist that will include hands-on cooking demonstrations and tours to a local produce company. Youth between the ages of 10 and 18 will participate. Let’s Move in Indian Country will provide the basis for conducting physical activities with participants.



Quileute Tribal Council - $30,197

This project focuses on teaching participants to 'make half your plate fruits and vegetables' through development of a community teaching garden.


Red Cliff Band of Chippewa Indians Food Distribution Program for the Midwest Region Nutrition Advisory Committee - $55,393

This consortium of 23 Indian Tribal Organizations focuses on health promotion activities that help FDPIR participants establish healthier dietary and physical activity habits. Projects funded to help accomplish these goals include the development of a culturally relevant calendar and nutrition guide for FY 2015, providing a copy of two cookbooks with healthy recipes, and visiting Food Distribution Programs throughout the region to coach them on how to conduct nutrition education activities.


Seneca Nation of Indians - $22,796

The Seneca Nation of Indians will collaborate with Seneca’s Department of Education to provide fruit and vegetable nutrition information and gardening training to FDPIR eligible youth residing on the reservation.



Sherwood Valley Food Program - $72,634

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 15 remote sites where USDA foods are distributed. The program will collaborate with other FDPIR programs in the Western region to develop a nutrition education toolkit for use with FDPIR participants throughout the region.


Spirit Lake Tribe - $40,210

The goal of this project is to provide nutrition and physical activities to participants of Youth Cooking and Wellness Camps, Family Cooking Classes held on four sites at the reservation. Nutrition and physical activity lessons and materials contain broad-based Native American cultural references.


Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Indian Reservation - $22,182

The project will conduct nutrition education sessions and food demonstrations that feature fruits and vegetables.
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