Category Archives: Food

Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Replacing Soda With Water

NMiF: Healthy Lifestyle

November 3, 2017 – One way to address high obesity rates in Native American communities is to encourage families to drink less soda and more water. The STAR school near Leupp, Arizona is offering several incentives for students to swap out water for sugar-sweetened beverages. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales and producer Sarah Gustavus traveled to the Navajo Nation recently to examine how a lack of access to water in many homes influences beverage choices and what might be done to increase water consumption among young people.

This series was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism in collaboration with National Native News.

Big Healthy Life: Nutrition In Depth

NMiF: Big Healthy Life

October 20, 2017 – Host Gene Grant continues the conversation on nutrition and healthy eating with a local expert. Patty Keane is a registered dietician, and was also featured in the documentary “Big Healthy Life.” Keane talks more about food insecurity in New Mexico, and how to overcome barriers to good nutrition regardless of where you live.

Patty Keane, Registered Dietician & Associate Scientist at the UNM Prevention Center

Further Reading/Review

Food Access
Feeding America’s Hunger and Health
Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap

Assistance with Food Access in New Mexico
Roadrunner Food Bank
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Women Infants and Children (WIC) Eligibility
Meals on Wheels

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Real Mom Nutrition

New Mexico Specific
SNAP-Ed New Mexico
Chile Plus
Eat Start to Play Hard