By American Heart Association
Native Americans face among the highest rates of childhood obesity, type-2 diabetes, and other diet-related diseases in the United States. Without a dramatic and sustained investment to shift these trends, the future health and wellbeing of Native peoples and tribal nations are in jeopardy.
To address the food crisis in Indian Country, Native American leaders, Native youth advocates, and national health and philanthropic organizations will come together on May 2nd for Fertile Ground II*, an event to explore policy solutions to improve health equity in tribal communities.
In order to boost the important collaborative work of Fertile Ground II, we need your help to amplify the message that access to healthy, native foods must be improved for native peoples. And it’s easy to speak-up! Simply follow the steps below:
1) Visit the #NativeFoods Thunderclap page
2) Click Support with Facebook or Support with Twitter buttons to participate.
It’s as simple as that! Our collective, unified message will launch on May 2nd as the Fertile Ground event kicks off.
*The American Heart Association and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are proud to be presenting this event.