This program is built from a partnership between the Sandy Lake First Nation, the Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project, and Let’s Talk Science at the University of Toronto (St. George). A group of dedicated volunteers completed cultural sensitivity training and worked closely with the Sandy Lake community to develop unique and targeted programming based on a needs assessment. The curriculum for the 2017 camp included activities on nutrition, physical activity, and healthy habits (including chicken coop building, community gardening and weather, meal planning, food chemistry, and more). We reached about 420 students and 40 adults, including visits to local FNMI schools prior to our week-long visit to Sandy Lake!
Stay tuned for details about our 2018 Sandy Lake project. If you are interested in getting involved this year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!