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Sam Bradford to promote healthy lifestyles in USDA visit





Sam Bradford, a member of the Cherokee Nation who plays for the St. Louis Rams, will promote healthy lifestyles for Indian youth during a visit to the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.

Along with Secretary Tom Vilsack, Bradford and more than 30 Indian students will plant a garden with vegetable seeds that are indigenous to the Americas. The garden, called "The Roots of American Agriculture," is part of the People's Garden at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Bradford and Vilsack will be joined by Robin Schepper, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign; National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jacqueline Johnson Pata; Keith Moore, director of the Bureau of Indian Education, and Janie Hipp, Senior Advisor to Secretary Vilsack with the USDA Office of Tribal Relations.