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UTTC Hosts 2005 Advanced Nutrition Institute
16 September 2005
by Kim Hinnenkamp

Advanced Nutrition Institute

      The UTTC Land Grant Extension Program hosted the 2005 Advanced Nutrition Institute on campus June 21-23. The Institute was planned through a partnership with the Mountain Plains Regional WIC Office. Participants were mostly Tribal WIC staff from the mountain plains region, but also included Indian Health Service and Tribal Diabetes Program staff. Nine different Tribes were represented by the participants. The Institute included updates on WIC Program information, childhood obesity, historical trauma, breastfeeding in the workplace, maternal nutrition, traditional plants, and awareness for prevention of illegal drug usage including methamphetamines. Fun and entertainment was also provided through one night of Frisbee golf, pitchfork fondue, and a presentation on cultural plants by Dakota Goodhouse.

      This was the second training we provided through our partnership with the Mountain Plains Regional WIC Office. Last summer UTTC Extension hosted the basic WIC 101 training which included an introduction to WIC and basic nutrition information in the areas of maternal, infant, and children. Recently UTTC was awarded another USDA grant to support a formal nutrition training institute for Tribal communities in the Great Plains. This grant begins in September and goes through August 2007.


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