Professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque in 2011 about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation was to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food. But a proposed 2 percent sales tax on chips, cookies and sodas failed Tuesday in a tribal council vote. Associated Press file photo
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 9:32 pm, Tue Apr 22, 2014.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.
The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:32 pm.