A recent look at selected groceries purchased in different places found prices anywhere from a few cents to more than a dollar more in Native community stores. The First Nations Development Institute released the working paper on the cost of things like bread, milk and eggs. In addition, a study published by the National Institutes of Health suggests living in food deserts—like some rural reservations—contributes increases food costs. What do you notice about food prices where you live? How does the price of food affect your health?
Denisa Livingston (Navajo) – community health advocate
A-Dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti and Kiowa) – associate director of research and policy for First Nations Development Institute
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