Improving Access to Alaska's Traditional Foods in Institutional and Non-Profit settings
Methods: Collaboration between the National Resource Center for NA, AN, and NH Elders, the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and other agencies will develop a toolkit to clarify how to best include Alaska’s traditional foods in meals and remain in compliance with federal, state, and local food policies.
Conclusions: Institutions, non-profits, and Older Americans Act Title VI and Title III programs will be able to include Alaska’s traditional foods in meals with the knowledge they are in compliance with federal, state, and local food policies.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Describe 3-4 policies that regulate Alaska’s traditional foods in institutional and non-profit settings. Name 1-2 tools created to move beyond the food policy barriers.
Keyword(s): Food Safety, Native Americans
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I have worked closely with the National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders in improving access to healthy traditional foods in Alaska. I have worked with partners throughout the state of Alaska to educate and expand opportunities for sharing nutrition and food systems knowledge. As a member of the Alaska Food Coalition and the Alaska Food Policy Council, I bring research skills and policy knowledge to this project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.