Feast for the Future

Nutrition Promotion and Obesity and Diabetes Prevention


The Feast for the Future (FFF) 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 indigenous foods and agriculture.

Since 2010, three Native communities in the Southwest developed, implemented, and evaluated their FFF programs. This website is designed to help interested communities replicate and customize the FFF program to match their communities' needs.

Develop a Feast for the Future Program in Your Community

This website consists of a comprehensive implementation guide that provides a detailed overview of the entire program with an explanation of each program component. This will help you decide if the FFF program is right for your community, and which core components would benefit community members.

Implementation Guide


Getting Started

A Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of community members that are responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the FFF Program through culturally sensitive and traditionally based means. The CAB is the foundational component of Feast for the Future and should be done first.

Start Your Community Advisory Board


There are separate guides with step-by-step instructions on how to develop each program component so it is tailored for the community. 

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


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.