Ag Organization Seeks To Provide Tribes With Healthy Foods

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 6:54 am

An agriculture organization is starting a mobile service that offers fresh fruits and vegetables to tribal reservations in northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota.

A Wisconsin Public Radio report says the project is sponsored by the Intertribal Agricultural Council. The aim is to give tribes access to foods that are fresher and more nutritious. The program will also give farmers access to more customers.

The Associated Press reports that part of the aim of the project is to help tribal members eat healthier diets and avoid a growing diabetes problem.

The program begins in May and organizers hope that eventually it will serve all 34 federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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