The Healthy Beverage Summit will bring together community members, organizations and agencies to explore how to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and promote the consumption of safe drinking water and breastfeeding for Native American children. The summit will build on the inherent knowledge, assets and values of Native American people working to improve the health of Native children. The wisdom shared by participants will provide a platform for knowledge building, collaboration and networking to promote strength based and Native-led strategies in creating healthy habits for Native American children. Together we will ensure Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures!
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We look forward to seeing you on June 12th!
Tulalip Tribe Chairwoman Teri Gobin and Vice Chairman Glen Gobin
Kimberly Libman, PhD, MPH, Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions Efforts to reduce sugary drink consumption can help promote health equity. To support Healthy Beverage Summit participants to generate ideas for action in their communities, this session will share a menu of ten program and policy strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption. Key challenges and opportunities for this work will be discussed using examples from local, state, and tribal governments. The session will also highlight available tools and resources to support local changemakers as well as strategies to promote equity through collaboration and community engagement
Three organizations will share their journeys on promoting healthy beverage policies, systems and environmental changes, while respecting indigenous ways of knowing. Our water, Our families, Ourselves- Nizhonígo Iiná (Orca 1) Pauline Butler, Coordinator of Community Happiness, The STAR school The STAR School is a dynamic, completely off-grid school serving 140 Navajo students located near the south eastern edge of the Navajo Nation near Flagstaff, Arizona. Utilizing The 4R’s (Respect, Relationships, Responsibility and Reasoning) we will share our NB3F sponsored Water First! journey in helping our community and students to reduce consumption of sugar sweetened beverages through traditional Navajo teachings, which has been one of the most positive phenomena to happen to a community that has been weakened by diabetes and loss of culture. We will also share interactive techniques on how our school and community increased interest in accessing safe, clean and sustainable water services by providing STEM-related student-led answers. Protect our Water Culture (Chinook 1) Marleah Makpiaq LaBelle, M.A., Project Manager, National Tribal Water Center From ceremony to subsistence, hydration to recreation, water is part of our tradition. The Water is Life project is an education and outreach project that supports community-based efforts to improve sustainable access to safe water. Communities’ rich cultural ties to water serve as the inspiration to engage community members in conversation on water through art, education, cultural sharing, and celebration. Through community outreach activities and youth education, the Water is Life project can help a community to: facilitate sharing of knowledge and health education; to improve the sustainability of local water infrastructure; and to share and preserve local water culture. 5210 The Suquamish Way (Chinook 2) Fran Miller, MPH, RDN, CD, Suquamish Tribe Community Nutritionist 5210 the Suquamish Way is a health education campaign that has been adapted from an evidence-based child obesity reduction program for cultural relevance for our tribal community. A tribal artist was employed to create a logo incorporating traditional foods, beverages (water) and activities. We have utilized the logo in community health initiatives for several years, and it is well recognized by community members. We use the 5210 logo in all of our community health messaging. This presentation will highlight some of our recent initiatives targeting youth, including the convenience store healthy beverage campaign and 5210 activity guide for the early learning center.
All participants will engage in lively discussions on a variety of issues related to sugar sweetened beverages based on interest (for example policy, culture, early childhood centers and schools, etc.)
Three organizations will share their journeys on promoting healthy beverage policies, systems and environmental changes, while respecting indigenous ways of knowing.
The Water First! film festival brings together eight community stories about their journey to assess the quality and relevance of safe drinking water, norms of breastfeeding and the impact of sugary drinks in their communities.
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