NATIVE FOOD FOR LIFE
Do you or does someone in your family have diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes, or are you a health educator or clinician who works for a Native Nation or community agency? Join a free, 6-session online course on plant-based eating for diabetes management and reversal from the American Indian Institute!
Tuesdays, October 5–November 9, 2021
12-1:15 p.m. Central Time
Additional class on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from Noon to 1:15 p.m. Central Time for health educators and clinicians who want to teach NFFLO in their communities.
Graduates will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education.
Whitney Brooks (Seneca Nation), RDN, and many others will offer inspiration and practical tips to help you improve health. Highlights of Native Food for Life Online include:
- Cooking demonstrations
- New understanding of food and diabetes
- Tips and tools to start a plant-based diet
- Support and Q&A with health experts
- Challenge of the Week
- And much more!
Are you a health educator or clinician? If you attend this series and an additional class on Tuesday, we’ll provide you with everything you need to bring this program to your community, at no cost.
The information presented at this event is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other professional health expert regarding any questions about any medical condition.
Please watch for event updates and course materials from NativeFoodforLifeOnline@gmail.com.
Meet Our Faculty
Marc was born in Norman, Okla., and is Seminole through his mother. His family moved north soon after he was born. Marc studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan and is a professional engineer and certified water right examiner in Oregon, where he resides. He has worked as an environmental and water resources consultant to Tribal governments since 1997. He remembers his grandmother telling him as a child, “You don’t have diabetes... yet.” After connecting with his extended Seminole family in 2009 and discovering the average overall life expectancy of Tribal members was only 60 years, he has been motivated to adopt and promote a plant-based diet, learn about traditional foods, cooking, and gardening, and better understand the connections between food, health, cultural affirmation, sustainability, and climate change. He’s been a volunteer with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine since 2012.
Tammy Robertson, RN, BSN, lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has been a nurse for over a decade. She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), a certified Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certification in plant-based nutrition. She is passionate about the power of plants in her own life and for her patients and clients.
Everyone is welcome!
Questions? Contact NativeFoodforLifeOnline@gmail.com.
Thank you to the American Indian Institute, the Physicians Committee, University of Oklahoma Outreach, Native Americans for Community Action, Sacred Peaks Health Center, Red Mesa Cuisine LLC, Diné Food Sovereignty Alliance, Sun Life, Seeds to Inspire Foundation, and San Felipe Pueblo Diabetes Program for your partnership in Native Food for Life Online.