A new pre-K curriculum aims to fight obesity by teaching toddlers about subsistence

Preschool students living on Alaska’s Aleutian and Pribilof Islands will learn about healthy eating in a new way this year.

Instead of looking at pictures of foods often unattainable in the region, such as starfruit, cantaloupe and squash, they will learn how to make the more culturally relevant sea lion meatballs, kelp chips and caribou cabbage, said Julia Sargent, assistant community health services administrator at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association.

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