Working with Native American Communities

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Serving one of the highest-risk populations in the country.

Nationwide, about 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. Among Native Americans, the number of overweight or obese children is closer to 1 in 2. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to working with this high-risk group to create healthier schools and out-of-school time settings. 

 

Seeking Balance and Health in the Navajo Nation

In the area the size of West Virginia, spanning across parts of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, sits the Navajo Nation. Rates of overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes are currently extremely high in Native American communities but members of the community and schools are working together to make healthy changes for their children’s futures. Today there is a movement to reverse these rates, and encourage health and wellness while preserving culture and tradition.

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