Excess sugar consumption has led to an epidemic of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native people and uncontrolled diabetes causes cardiovascular disease.
Sugary-sweetened beverages are the single largest category of caloric intake in children...
Tanya H. Lee
A fraud perpetrated by the sugar industry on the medical community has impacted the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives for nearly half a century...
Tanya H. Lee
In 1985, a government report for the first time documented disparities in health and mortality between black and other minority groups in the U.S. and whites...
KivaSun Bison Jerky
Tanya H. Lee
Just in time for American Heart Month, Native American-owned KivaSun has added antibiotic free, no added hormone bison jerky to its product line...
Since October 30, 2015, KivaSun Foods has distributed 150,000 pounds of bison to Native communities through FDPIR commodity food packages. The company will provide 520,000 pounds of bison to FDPIR by June 30, 2016.
Kristin Butler
Last year, after a persistent battle to gain the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) attention, KivaSun Foods, an all-natural, traditional Native food company founded ...
State of Obesity 2015
Tanya H. Lee
The Trust for America’s Health has issued its 2015 report on obesity in the U.S., and there’s no good news for the American Indian/Alaska Native community...
SMSC Vice Chairman Keith Anderson with Crystal Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and president and CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting
Kristin Butler
One tribe has heeded a call to action to create a national campaign dedicated to improving Indian nutrition, reversing chronic health problems, reducing extreme poverty and reclaim...
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
iStock Diet Soda Ice
Regular soda is loaded with calories, so maybe you switched to diet soda and thought you were doing yourself a favor, but that just isn’t the case...