Feast for the Future

Theme(s):
Nutrition Promotion and Obesity and Diabetes Prevention

Overview

The Feast for the Future Program is an innovative and holistic model program that ensures American Indian children and communities have access to healthy and nutritious foods. Feast for the Future promotes Native communities’ capacity to reintroduce healthy indigenous foods and agriculture.

The program was developed and launched in 2010 in partnership with three Native communities located in the Southwestern United States. The development, implementation and evaluation of Feast for the Future was guided by a Community Advisory Board in each participating community. A rigorous evaluation was conducted to assess the program impact and refine all program materials. The Feast for the Future Program components are now packaged and available to interested tribal communities across the nation through the replication toolkit on this website. 

Feast for the Future Replication Toolkit Components

The Feast for the Future replication toolkit consists of a comprehensive implementation guide that provides a detailed overview of the entire program with an explanation of each program component. There are separate guides with step-by-step instructions on how to develop each program component so it is tailored for the community.  There are also detailed curricular materials for the Edible School Garden Program, which is one of the six Feast for the Future program components.

Feast for the Future Comprehensive Implementation Guide

Core Program Components

  1. Edible School Garden Program
  2. Traditional Foodways Education Program
  3. Community Gardens
  4. Farmers Markets
  5. Farmers Workshops
  6. Family Gardens
  7. Community Advisory Board

Funders

This project has been supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Christensen Fund, Walmart Foundation, Schnieders Family Foundation, McCune Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, The Kleins Family.

Contact Information:  For more information please contact feastforthefuture@jhu.edu or 505-797-3305.