Healthy Native Foods Toolkit

The Healthy Native Foods Toolkit for American Indian communities has been developed to serve as a reference tool to aid in healthy meal planning. The toolkit is designed to provide tips, guidelines and meal planning strategies for staff meetings and community gatherings for both adults and children. A large part of our culture involves the love of gathering with our friends and relatives around a meal. The destruction of once healthy Native food pathways has led the health of our people to many negative health implications such as, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The toolkit may serve as not only a guide to provide healthier menu options, but also as a way to reintroduce these healthier foods back into the daily diets of our American Indian relatives and friends.