, 2023-01-10 19:02:55,
January 10, 2023 – More than just an education center, the Foothill Indian Education Alliance facility in Placerville also provides cultural activities for youth in El Dorado and Amador counties belonging to a variety of Native American tribes.
In addition to traditional crafts such as drum making and jewellery, the center began offering a food component last summer, through a partnership with CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California – An agency in the state that teaches nutrition to people who qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
said Kailyn McLaughlin, a nutrition educator at CalFresh Healthy Living, UCLA, who is based in the UCLA El Dorado County Cooperative Extension Office. “Food is a good way to explore any heritage because food is the focal point of many cultures and customs – sharing meals and sharing the stories behind it.”
This past spring, McLaughlin worked with Hal Cherry, senior educator at the Foothill Indian Education Alliance, to create a new five-week “summer camp” during which young people learn…
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