Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
From obesity to poverty, we change the words, we can change our communities.
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?
The money will be used to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for Native youth.
Diabetes cases grew 5 percent in the last 5 years and nearly a quarter of youth are considered obese by the time they enter high school.
Avianna Garcia, 9, and Gabriel Brooks, 10, shared a lot of face time with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House event.
Students from the Oglala Sioux Tribe Child Care and Development Program are taking part in the Let's Move! In Indian Country initiative.
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.
Starting tomorrow, the tribe will collect an extra 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.
The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'
Prior to my surgery I weighed 370 pounds and had a BMI of 55.
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section.
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on sugary foods that are deemed to have little or no nutritional value.
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on soda and sugary foods.
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards says tribes should impose taxes on sugary foods to fight high rates of diabetes and obesity.
First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated 'Let’s Move! in Indian Country' participants with a short presentation that summed up their challenges on the program's first anniversary.
"Tribal communities nationwide are working to fight the trend toward obesity and its resulting health consequences. Nutritionists such as DeWilde and Miller work with tribes to educate members about proper...
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is hosting a grand opening this Friday for Mazopiya, the tribe's new health food store. The tribe is emphasizing local products and healthy...
"Bad health remains a major concern for Indian communities throughout the United States. Historically poor access to health care, the absence of recreational opportunities, and bad diets lead to a...
Indian youth will join First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this Friday as part of her Let's Move initiative. The youth will help the First Lady harvest crops...
"When the Menominee Tribe of Indians last week joined the national effort to end childhood obesity within a generation, we noticed. We took note not only because the Menominees became...
"The office of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and four federal agencies launched Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) in Wisconsin Wednesday. The initiative is described as a...
The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin will launch the Let's Move! in Indian Country campaign today. The tribe is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to combat youth...
Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III is hoping to reduce the rise of diabetes and obesity among Indian youth. Begay knows the ravages of the disease first hand: his...
Several organizations are joining up to tackle diabetes and obesity on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. “Ambe, odaminodaa!” means "Come, Let's Play" in the Ojibwe language. The initiative...