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Yvette Roubideaux: Let's Move in Indian Country marks 3rd year

Zuni Youth Traditional Dancers kick off LMIC 3rd Anniversary events in Zuni with Butterfly Dance. In honor of the First Lady’s Pollinator Garden, the dance recognized the butterfly for its beauty and its contribution in pollinating plant life. Photo from Let's Move Blog

Yvette Roubideaux, the acting director of the Indian Health Service celebrated the third anniversary of Let’s Move! in Indian Country at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico:
Earlier this month, Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) celebrated its third anniversary at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico. The Pueblo of Zuni exemplifies a community-driven effort to prevent childhood obesity by implementing innovative programming that is firmly based on their traditions and culture. The Zuni commitment to improving the health of youth and families is also evidenced by their partnerships with the IHS, Nike N7 Fund, and the Notah Begay III Foundation.

Our IHS group was welcomed by Governor Quetawki, the Zuni community, and Traditional Zuni Youth Dancers who performed a beautiful Butterfly Dance. We visited the Zuni Youth Enrichment Program Summer Campers, who were playing games, gardening, and learning about how healthy eating and exercise make us all strong. We also visited the Zuni Comprehensive Health Center, saw firsthand how they are actively promoting breastfeeding, and helped celebrate their recent national designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. We closed the day at the Zuni Wellness Center with a Kids Zumba class.

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