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“Eat Well, Live Well” Activity Books Available

Posted by on October 4th, 2021 Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Funding, Success Stories


NNLM Region 6 is pleased to share the success of the Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi (Eat Well, Live Well) project, led by Dr. Anna Wirta Kosobuski, at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. This project was funded through the previous NNLM GMR, and focused on 2 goals:

  • Goal 1: Empower youth in taking control of their health through better understanding of thoughtful eating, the impacts of food on health, and nutrition literacy with special focus on the health needs of Native American children.
  • Goal 2: Share information with loved ones, caregivers, and community members regarding thoughtful eating, the impacts of food on health, and nutrition literacy with special focus on the health needs of Native American children

These goals were accomplished through the creation of four culturally-responsive, age-appropriate activity books. The books incorporate content from MedlinePlus, as well as other National Library of Medicine resources. Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi books are crafted with Native American children in mind but also designed to be widely appreciated and raise cultural awareness across many audiences. By respectfully incorporating Ojibwe (a large tribe in the northern U.S.) culture and language, Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi heightens awareness of food-associated factors that contribute to physical and emotional health.

The impact of Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi (Eat Well, Live Well) is far-reaching. While the books are enjoyed by all readers, content centers on the learning needs of Native American children. The books help fill a critical gap in learning resources, as there are few materials on the majority of subjects that are culturally meaningful for Native American people.

The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth is pleased to offer copies of the activity books for free! The books can be requested by visiting the Kina (Together) project website. Any size orders are welcomed- small to bulk! There is no charge, this includes shipping to anywhere in the US! Digital copies of each activity book can also be downloaded below.

Kindergarten Activity Book
Grades 1-2 Activity Book
Grades 3-4 Activity Book
Grades 5-6 Activity Book

 

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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