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FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Toolkits

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This gallery features a variety of toolkits that have been developed by non-profit or government agencies to assist FDPIR program operators in providing nutrition-related content to their participants. Toolkits can be used to access a collection of resources that may include lesson plans, videos, and/or handouts on a specific targeted subject matter.

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Diabetes is Not Our Destiny
Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners
A series of videos, recipes, and traditional foods, this living program honors native traditions and prioritizes Native knowledge to share stories of health that inspire strength and health for a lifetime.

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Whole Grain Adventures
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Health Promotion Program
This online nutrition education series features Gordy the Grain and Friends! The Whole Grain Adventure series features four nutrition modules, healthy snack demos, elders videos, and zoom cooking demonstrations. This series works best when opened with the Chrome internet browser.

legumes flowchart featuring first row: fresh green beans, fresh green peas, pulses, soybeans, peanuts; second row: chickpeas, dry beans, dry peas, lentils

Bean Basics Toolkit
United States Department of Agriculture
This toolkit will provide an overview of everything you may want to know about beans! You will learn about the difference between canned and dry beans, discover new cooking techniques, and find ideas to add beans to traditional recipes. There are also new, interesting recipes that use beans if you want to get creative!

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Nutrition Education for Native Communities
First Nations Development Institute
Created in partnership with the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR), this toolkit provides a collection of free educational resources, including videos, cookbooks, and recipes, that are specifically designed with Native communities in mind.

Wisconsin Farm to School toolkit

American Indian Traditional Foods in USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
This toolkit, developed in part with USDA Farm to School grant funding, provides tips on using traditional foods in school meals and includes recipes and a cycle menu. The toolkit is available on Wisconsin’s Farm to School Traditional Foods webpage, which also features nutrition education videos highlighting common, traditional foods in Wisconsin.

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Eagle Books Toolkit
CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Project
The Eagle Books Toolkit provides creative resources based on the themes, messages, and characters of the Eagle Books. Use art in displays for health fairs and other events to reinforce Eagle Books type 2 diabetes prevention messages.

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Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink A Guide to Ancestral Beverages
First Nations Development Institute and the Muckleshoot Tribe’s Traditional Foods Program
Native Infusion is a teaching toolkit aimed to support you and your community in making healthy choices about beverages. The toolkit integrates Native American cultural teachings and traditional health and nutrition concepts from the Coast Salish region.


Physical Activity Kit
Department of Health & Human Services, Indian Health Service
The PAK is based on best and promising practices to increase physical activity. The PAK toolkit can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs. The goal is to increase the time American Indians and Alaskan Natives spend in medium to high physical activity for all ages across the lifespan. While the activities have been field tested to be culturally appropriate for Native communities, others might find PAK useful in their community.

Montana School Meals

Traditional Foods in Montana School Meals: A No Kid Hungry Indigenous Foods Toolkit
Montana No Kid Hungry
This toolkit was created to help food service directors identify, procure, and successfully incorporate traditional, healthy foods into their breakfast and lunch programs. It is also a teaching tool to educate those interested in traditional foods about American Indian nations and tribal communities.

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What Can I Eat? Healthy Choices for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) with T2D
American Diabetes Association
What Can I Eat? (WCIE?) Healthy Choices for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) with T2D is a five lesson diabetes nutrition education program culturally adapted for AI/ANs with T2D. The curriculum consists of a scripted facilitator guide, a participant guide and group share questions for each class.

Page updated: May 29, 2024