Veggies for Nevada Kids

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Program Highlight
University of Nevada 2008
State Extension Office

This program addresses the nutrition needs of Native American children and childhood obesity.  Project goals are to 1) increase awareness of and exposure to a variety of vegetables and fruits, including traditional Native American varieties via classroom nutrition lessons and a school wide fruit tasting event, 2) provide an introduction to plant growing with in-class” gardening” experiences, and 3) engage the parents through take home assignments and newsletters. 

Program contacts: Kerry Seymore, University of Nevada Cooperative
Extension and Dehan Dominguez, University of Nevada Cooperative
Extension, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Extension Office
University of Nevada Tribal Exension FRTEP - 1862
Existing Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) funds are insufficient to support tribal needs on more than one reservation. In order to fund more than one full-time operation, UNCE seeks funding partners with similar missions and interests. The Nevada FRTEP program was reorganized... more