Nutrition and Food Access
Nutrition-related chronic disease (diabetes, cancer, and heart disease) impacts many and can be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle including physical activity and proper nutrition. In an ever-changing world with a complicated food supply, nutritional knowledge is more important than ever to support healthy behavior change. The ITCM has initiated this compendium of culturally appropriate materials to increase both the knowledge and the consumption of healthy traditional foods to prevent disease and to achieve improved health.
The USDA Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides food to income-eligible Native American families. Below is a list of FDPIR locations in Michigan.
Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
3601 S. Mackinac Trail
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Tony Nertoli, FDPIR Director
- MSU Extension and tribal partners highlight Indigenous foods through Cooking Matters program
- Food Sovereignty: Clancy Harrison on Topic of Food Insecurity
- The Sioux Chef Mission is committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.
- Eating with the Seasons – Anishinaabeg Great Lakes Region – Derek Nicholas