Omaha Tribe of Nebraska WIC Garden Partners with Community for Nutrition Education

Posted by Cheryl Kennedy, Mountain Plains Regional Administrator, USDA Meals and Diet Service in

Nutrition Security

Nov 09, 2022

Jessika Free-Bass and Mario Ramos hold garden produce and stand with Cheryl Kennedy

It was a sunny fall day in mid-October after I had the respect of visiting the Omaha Nation WIC program. Upon assembly WIC Director Jessika Free-Bass, I visited the Tribe’s WIC backyard, which they use to develop produce for shopper vitamin schooling. For the Omaha Tribe, vitamin schooling is a group effort.

Free-Bass says that the Omaha Nation WIC program acknowledges the significance of incorporating Indigenous meals and conventional cooking practices into the WIC expertise to kind a holistic strategy to vitamin schooling. Just lately, they’ve taken further steps to highlight meals indigenous to their group, in addition to dishes and cooking strategies historically utilized by the Umóⁿhoⁿ individuals.


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