Use of Traditional Foods by Hopi Female Headed Households to Increase Food Security

This multi-partner study surveyed the experiences of single Hopi
mothers in using and accessing traditional food through an Appreciative
Inquiry approach. The use of traditional foods had positive impacts on
a variety of community capitals: natural, cultural, human, social, and
financial. Important informal mechanisms are in place to make sure that
single mothers can access traditional foods. The use of traditional
foods decreases with age. Ways to increase the use of traditional foods
by younger single mothers are discussed.

Contact Information

Matt Livingston

Extension Agent
(928) 734-3708
(928) 734-3609

P.O. Box 123,
Hopi Cooperative Extension,
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039-0123

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