Here are six questions to think about:
- Do you live in a food desert?
- Do you eat differently (translate: worse) than your grandparents?
- Are you overweight?
- Do you (or a family member) have type 2 diabetes?
- Do you have limited access to fresh vegetables and fruits?
- Are you concerned about a child or youth in your family who is at an unhealthy weight?
We know that diabetes can be controlled, reversed and prevented by embracing healthier ways of eating, most of which are defined by issues of access, and by being active. However, if you live on a reservation where a food store selling fresh vegetables is a 200 mile drive, access to healthy foods is a barrier to improved glycemic control.
We are so looking forward about being able to empower, inspire, and educate children and families and look forward to each project in this new partnership. We will set benchmarks for how we will define success. We will share our story and our journey with you and invite you to come along the journey with us.
Oops! Never heard of Tuba City? We will be there soon, as part of our work to improve the health - and lives - of America's children, one child at a time. To learn more about the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project, click here.
PS -- If your kids are age 13 and younger, read about our 4th Annual Poster Contest in the September 3rd issue of WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS! Deadline for having posters postmarked is October 16th!