Fishing boats delivering their salmon catch at the communitybased fish processor

Fishing boats delivering their salmon catch at the community-based fish processor.

Study finds Alaskan students benefit from eating local salmon

Native Alaskan students have improved dietary habits after local salmon project is initiated at school lunch.

Alaska is known worldwide for it’s tasty, omega 3-rich wild salmon. And yet, many children who live in the state are eating less of it than ever. 

That’s what the University of Alaska Fairbanks Associate Professor of Nutrition Andrea Bersamin, Ph.D., found while studying health and nutrition disparities in indigenous communities like the Yupik, who live in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. “The traditional food system has been degrading over time. Kids are eating a lot fewer tradi

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