Looking for NPR show
June 5, 2011 11:16 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for an NPR segment or show that aired in the last year or so. In this story, the issues of diabetes and obesity on Native American reservations were discussed.
posted by anansi to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, I do not remember which NPR show it was nor do I remember specifically when it aired. I only know that I heard it about 1 year ago. The story focused on the efforts of one man on the reservation (I keep thinking that it was in the southwest) to introduce healthy diets and start growing more healthy foods on the reservation. The man himself suffered from obesity and diabetes and he detailed the struggles of family members with these issues and talked in great detail about the sort of junk food diets that were common on the reservation. The story ended with information about the co-op garden/farm that he had started and the efforts on his reservation to change dietary habits.
I'm pretty sure that this was a relatively lengthy story (15 + min.) Any help on tracking this down would be greatly appreciated, my google-fu is failing me.