Tribes in Minnesota embrace gardens and traditional foods to combat health crisis.
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From cooking classes to new gardens and orchards, American Indian communities are growing new healthy food initiatives across Minnesota.
This summer, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota launched a mobile teaching kitchen to pass on recipes and skills for making nutritious meals. In the central region, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is expanding community gardens, harvesting everything from corn to cantaloupe.
And in southern Minnesota, the Lower Sioux Indian Community has swapped out fried chicken and mashed potatoes for bison and wild rice at community events, replaced vending machines’ soda with water and fruit juice and incentivized vendors at powwows to offer more fruits and vegetables. Continue reading here