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Making a Difference Is a Community Matter: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Native Youth

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Native youth are nine times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their non-Hispanic white...

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Members of the NB3 cross country team practice in their pueblos—surrounded by landscapes like the one above. Image by Viridiana Vidales Coyt, United States, 2017.
Members of the NB3 cross country team practice in their pueblos—surrounded by landscapes like the one above. Image by Viridiana Vidales Coyt, United States, 2017.

Native Youth fight against epidemic rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, but local community organizations are aiming to help disrupt the statistics. Justin Huenemann, CEO of the Notah Begay Foundation, explains how fighting this as a community is possible.

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