RMTLC Tribes Receive Nutrition Grants from Seeds of Native Health
Grant-making is a crucial aspect of Seeds of Native Health’s work to support food research, education, and access and build on localized efforts to solve the issues of Native American nutrition. Seeds of Native Health has partnered with the First Nations Development Institute and the Notah Begay III Foundation to administer $2.5 million in grants.
Among the most recent grant recipients are two of the tribes served by RMTLC. Check out their projects below.
Notah Begay III Foundation
The project will conduct healthy nutrition and assessments of children (ages 2-7) and their parents, and will result in a community action plan to address childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes among Blackfeet Tribal Nation members.
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
First Nations Development Institute
The Healing the Jocka Valley project will increase knowledge of nutrition and health education, provide gardening 101 and healthy cooking activities through monthly classes, and provide opportunities to gather, prepare and preserve traditional Salish foods.
RMTLC is excited to see these projects develop! For information on this program and to view the other grant recipients, view the Seeds of Native Health website here.