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USDA awards $1M to tribes for nutrition education projects





The Department of Agriculture awarded $1 million in grants to 15 tribes and tribal organizations for nutrition education projects.

The grants will help tribes promote healthy lifestyles. "These projects will help support and expand nutrition education through self-initiated projects and provide better access to more fruits and vegetables so that we can make great strides in improving the nutrition and health of tribal members," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a press release.

The projects selected are:
• Sherwood Valley Food Program (Willits, Calif.), $41,182
• United Tribes of Kansas and Southeast Nebraska (White Cloud, Kan.), $2,164
• Grand Portage Reservation (Grand Portage, Minn.), $9,827
• Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Cass Lake, Minn.), $39,146
• Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (Choctaw, Miss.), $44,941
• Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (St. Ignatius, Mont.), $118,429
• Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation (Box Elder, Mont.), $21,616
• Pueblo of Zuni Food Distribution Program (Zuni, N.M.), $29,225
• The Chickasaw Nation (Ada, Okla.), $109,435
• Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Mission, S.D.), $94,000
• Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Mountain Plains Nutrition Advisory Committee (Pine Ridge, S.D.), $75,366
• South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (Shelton, Wash.), $60,645
• Lummi Indian Business Council (Bellingham, Wash.), $119,290
• Red Cliff Band of Chippewa Indians Food Distribution Program for the Midwest Nutrition Advisory Committee (Bayfield, Wis.), $115,181
• Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (Keshena, Wis.) $39,194

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