ERIC Number: ED214735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Papago Food Production and Nutrition Education Project.
The Project was begun in 1979 by the Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation to help bring about changes leading to improvements in the food and nutrition conditions, and overall health, of Papago people living on the reservation. Goals of the Project were to initiate a comprehensive and integrated approach to food and nutrition problems (i.e., agricultural production, food distribution, and diet) and to support and reinforce independence of Papago people by identifying and using locally available and external resources to benefit themselves. In its third year, the Project achieved these goals by using a broad educational approach based on the principles of relevancy, participation, cultural adaptation, and non-formal techniques. Three examples were the Village Nutrition Education workshops, attended by 1,000 participants, discussing topics on balanced diet, breastfeeding, and diabetes; the Village Food Production which encouraged small scale food production and assisted 500 Papago families with seed, fertilizer and other material assistance; and Training for Tribal Paraprofessionals which increased technical skills of Tribal fieldworkers and raised their consciousness of food and nutrition problems and ways to alleviate them. In the future, the Project would like to undertake a comprehensive assessment of food and nutrition conditions on the Papago Reservation. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Food Production