31 Jul 2015

Lummi Traditional Food Project

The Lummi Traditional Food Project helps people improve their daily food behaviors. Fifteen Lummi families receive boxes of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables throughout the summer and fall. The box includes recipes and instructions on how to prepare and preserve the foods. Hands-on workshops on using local and native foods are an important project component.

Through interviews of participants, data is gathered on the use of traditional foods, usual and accustomed resource sites, typical meals, meals for special gatherings, food preparation methods, and more. This project is creating a model for community-based participatory research on food and nutrition that can be used in other tribal communities. To learn more, please contact Vanessa Cooper at vcooper@nwic.edu.