Food Is Our Medicine | Healthy Food Initiative
Food For Thought
A Healthy Food Initiative for the Seneca Nation of Indians
Proposed by: Food Is Our Medicine and the Seneca Nation Health System
The Food Is Our Medicine Project, a partner of the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation, is an innovative grassroots project that provides Seneca Nation members with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to take charge of their health and to promote their traditions and culture. By educating and reconnecting Seneca members with growing, preserving and consuming healthy, organic food – thereby helping the Seneca People to return to the traditional foods of their ancestors – Food Is Our Medicine (FIOM) supports, encourages, and provides the tools to achieve a positive change in behavior. FIOM is about engaging the community and promoting healthy eating and physical activity in order to prevent or mitigate the effects that diabetes and other catastrophic illnesses, such as heart disease and obesity, cause.
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