We will encourage and empower the community to reach a place of wellness through education, healthy eating and physical activities.

Helping keep our community healthy and happy!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Diabetes Wellness Center is open 6 days a week and we welcome you to come in and explore our facilities. We are here for you and to help you become a healthier person!Read More


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RESOURCES

Medical/health que. : www.mayoclinic.org

Nutrition : https://nutrtionfacts.org

Diabetes : http://dlife.org

Health : Indian Health Service: www.ihs.gov

PREVENTING AND MANAGING DIABETES

Preventing and Managing Diabetes includes choosing healthy foods, getting enough physical activity, and monitoring our health.
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COMMUNITY GARDEN

The Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (ONAPA) partners with five tribal communities through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) to implement specific obesity prevention projects. As a part of this initiative, each of the five tribal communities is working in some capacity to establish edible community gardens in conjunction with nutrition education for children and adults.

Tribal members filled a ½ acre garden plot with at least 600 vegetable plants, including chile peppers (Velarde, Big Jim, Yellow Hots, and jalapenos), squash, sweet and white corn, watermelons, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, radishes, eggplant, and tomatoes. The garden is managed and maintained by several low-income General Assistance (GA) particip- ants who, in turn, learn farming, cultivation, and irrigation skills while getting their fair share of physical activity hours. Volunteers also assist with garden maintenance, resulting in an average of 100 hours of work performed by the community each week. All produce from the garden is used for tasting and cooking demonstrations and offered to General Assistance participants, their families and,if harvest allows, other tribal members.

Hoop Houses

These structures act primarily as a learning laboratory for the newly established afterschool gardening club and a seed bank for future planting.

Garden Projects

Ohkay Owingeh Headstart Hoop House will using herbs and produce for tasting and experimental with fruit and vegetables to grow.

Ohkay Owingeh Community School Grow Boxes are 7 raised beds built for K-6th grades to experiment with planting.

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OUR FUNDERS

SDPI (Special Diabetes Programs for Indians)

The Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (ONAPA) partners with five tribal communities through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program –
Education (SNAP-Ed) to implement specific obesity prevention projects. As a part of this initiative, each of the five tribal
communities is working in some capacity to establish edible community gardens in conjunction with nutrition education for children and adults.

PROGRAM STAFF

CAROL CRUZ Diabetes Program Manager

(505) 927-0690
carol.cruz@ohkay.org
SHARON GERENA RN MSN CDE, Educator

(505)747-7795
sharon.gerena@ohkay.org
ANNA ROYBAL Zumba Fitness Instructor

(505)747-7795
anna.roybal@ohkay.org
ROBERT CATA Fitness Asst.

(505)747-7795
BRIAN AGUINO Fitness Asst.

(505)747-7795
VACANT Outreach/SNAP-ED Coordinator

(505)747-7795
Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Phone Number

(505)747-7795

Mailing Address

PO Box 1531
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566