Newman's Own Foundation Forms Native American Nutrition Cohort

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Newman's Own Foundation Forms Native American Nutrition Cohort 

Newman's Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, today announced the formation of a Native American Nutrition Cohort, comprised of nine nonprofit organizations that focus on fresh food access and nutrition education in Native American communities around the country. The first convening is May 8 and 9 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This is the second Nutrition Cohort formed by Newman's Own Foundation, aimed at creating greater impact through peer learning and collaboration. The focus is on Native American communities, since food insecurity is especially severe among this population. Recent data suggest that 23% of Native households don't have access to adequate food due to lack of money or other resources. Insufficient access to fresh and healthy food options leads to health-related problems, and up to 50 percent of Native AIAN (American Indian and Alaska Native) children are overweight or obese by the time they turn 10, the highest prevalence of any racial/ethnic group...

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