Community / Project Resources
Would you Walk 40 Miles for an Apple? Bringing Food Equity to Indian Country
By Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos
Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos created this poster to highlight their two-fold approach to improving healthy food access, through encouraging more vendors to accept WIC and expanding the inventory of healthy foods at stores. This poster was created during the CPHMC project and was presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in May 2016.
As a sub-awardee of the NWA Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) project, FSIP WIC collaborated with the Pueblos, members of the surrounding south and central Sandoval County community, and state and local governments and businesses to support prevention, identification and risk management of chronic disease. Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (FSIP) provides a range of community and health services to the members of Pueblo de Cochiti, Pueblo of Jemez, Sandia Pueblo, Santa Ana Pueblo and Zia Pueblo in Sandoval County, NM. FSIP’s Community Health Needs Assessment results confirmed that Native Americans are disproportionately impacted by certain chronic and lifestyle diseases compared to any other ethnic group. There are multiple contributing factors: lack of access to food – Sandoval County (and New Mexico as a whole) has half the number of grocery stores per capita than the US average; availability and affordability of healthy foods in local stores; lack of understanding of chronic disease prevention and management, and lack of resources to provide education about healthy eating and lifestyles.
December 4, 2017
Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (2016) Would you Walk 40 Miles for an Apple? Bringing Food Equity to Indian Country. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/10/FSIP-Cohort-1-Poster.pdf