Find initiatives and educational materials about food culture, traditions, and nutrition for diverse populations, including Black, Hispanic or Latino/Latina, American Indian, Alaska Native, East Asian, South Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or other cultural communities.
Learn About Cultural Foods and Nutrition
Racial and Ethnic Diversification Will Likely Shape U.S. Food Demand and Diet Quality- USDA. Economic Research Service.
Live to the Beat- HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; HHS. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; CDC Foundation.
Delicious Heart Healthy Eating- HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Cultural Toolkits- Oregon State University Extension. FoodHero.
Alaska Traditional Kitchen- University of Alaska Anchorage.
Pacific Food Guide- University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Children's Healthy Living Program.
Native American Nutrition- University of Minnesota. Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Game: Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition- Smithsonian Institute. Smithsonian Science Education Center. (Also in Spanish/Español.)
Halal Shopper's Quick Reference Guide- Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.
Abuela, Mamá, y Yo: Recipes and Videos- Familias en Acción.
Programs and Projects
Native Diabetes Wellness Program- HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Also see the Traditional Foods Project.
Healthy Weight for Life Program- HHS. Indian Health Service.
Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better Program Guide- HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases.
Think Cultural Health- HHS. Office of Minority Health.
Menominee Harvest of the Moon Program- University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative- University of Arkansas.
Health and Wellness Projects in New Mexico Native Communities: An Activity Resource Kit- University of New Mexico. Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. Native Health Database.
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