Feast for the Future, Center for American Indian Health.
Fresh from the farm has a re-energized meaning for Native American communities, thanks to Feast for the Future, a Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health program. Capturing the Native American spirit and tradition, Feast for the Future reintroduces indigenous foods to the community to help combat preventable illnesses like diabetes and obesity.
The community farming and education program is taught by community elders and involves children in efforts to promote healthier, native diets. Food grown on the land is sold throughout the tribal community.
Now an integral part of life and health in Native communities, the Center’s outreach and discoveries have saved lives on a global scale. Exchange of knowledge between faculty researchers, students and partner communities is a powerful combination for protecting health and saving lives—millions at a time.