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Notah Begay III Foundation

  • Project Title: Drop Sugary Drinks! Community Partner
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer
  • Location: Waimanalo, HI
  • Program Overview: The Notah Begay III Foundation partnered with the Waimanalo Health Center to support healthy lifestyles with Native Hawaiians. The program includes a culturally sensitive early childhood wellness group and promotes positive health behaviors for parents and children in native language and utilizes cultural traditions to educate the community. The curriculum encourages breastfeeding, preparing healthy foods, and reducing sugary drink consumption.

Models represented by this program: