Type 2 diabetes & traditional foods -- American Indian and Alaska Native adults
Submitted by Cynthia Zafft on November 20, 2015 - 2:13pm
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Type 2 diabetes is a growing concern around the world. American Indian and Alaska Native adults are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, Native American youth aged 10 to 19 years are developing type 2 diabetes at higher rates than youth in other racial and ethnic groups of this age. Healthy eating is one part of turning the picture around for all of us but many basic nutrition units don't use traditional foods.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP) has three publications that highlight traditional foods programs in culturally and geographically diverse American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. They include
- Part 1 Traditional Foods in Native America
- Part 2 Good Food is Power
- Part 3 Compendium of Traditional Foods Stories
I'm wondering if others have healthy eating materials that are or could be shaped to address diabetes and good nutrition for other traditions.
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