Wild Alaskan Superfoods
Alaska WIC, in partnership with SNAP-Ed and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, developed a collection of “Tundra to Table” resources that include mini-magazines and videos designed to celebrate the benefits of wild Alaskan superfoods.
The mini-magazines were developed with help from Native Alaskan women and elders, and feature recipes, nutrition information, and fun activities for kids. This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP.
The video series demonstrates how to make simple, healthy dishes using both locally gathered plants and WIC foods.
Additional Resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
My Native Plate is a two-page nutrition education tool that features sample meals and tips to add a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein foods and grains to meals and snacks - is available for download or ordering.
The Healthy Native Babies Project is a comprehensive set of resources designed specifically for American Indian / Alaska Native communities to help local programs address safe infant sleep, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You can visit the site to view and download free materials.
The Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program provides grants to tribal organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate home visiting programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities with the goal of strengthening tribal capacity to support and promote the health and well-being of AIAN WIC families.
Videos that encourage Amerian Indian and Alaksa Natives to get vaccinated and booster shots. You can embed these videos on your websites, post on social media, and download to play at your clinic.
The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19, including community health tools developed by Tribes. NIHB seeks to ensure that the Tribes remain informed on COVID 19, have the resources and assistance needed to respond to the pandemic, and that the Congress and Administration understand and address Tribal needs and priorities.