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Native Food for Life Online Program to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CDT

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 7, 2022

WHAT: Native Food for Life Online Program to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

WHEN: May 3 to June 7, 2022 on Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:15 PM Central Time

WHERE: Online via Zoom 

Native Food for Life Online Starts Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 PM Central Time

For more information, contact Program Facilitator Marc Anderson (Seminole) and Nutrition Content Expert Tammy Robertson at:

The Native Food for Life Online Program to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes is a FREE six-class series starting May 3 that teaches healthy, culturally relevant, plant-based eating habits for individuals, families, communities, and workplaces where people have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or gestational diabetes, and how plant-based nutrition can help prevent and reverse them.

Eating a plant-based diet is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For those who already have type 2 diabetes, a plant-based diet has been shown to drop blood sugar, along with blood pressure, cholesterol and extra weight. Need for medication also drops. “The precontact diet of Native American ancestors in what is now the Southern and Southwestern United States was largely plant-based,” says chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Indigenous Concepts of Native American Food, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, N.M.

Over the course of six 75-minute online lessons featuring cooking demos, nutrition lessons, and online discussions, participants will learn about the significant connection between food and diabetes, gain new cooking skills, try new recipes, and build new habits. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and support to make and sustain significant dietary changes. These changes can prevent and, in many cases, turn diabetes around. The class details are as follows:

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, The Power to Heal Diabetes in Indian Country

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 – 7:15 PM The Power of Your Plate 

Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, Blue Zones and the Magic 8 

Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, Grains, Beans, and More 

Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, The Story of 2 Sisters (A Lesson about Digestion!)

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, Virtual Potluck and Graduation 


May 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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