Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems

Website: http://www.oneidanation.org/ocifs

Point of Contact: Jesse Padron

E-Mail Address: jpadron@oneidanation.org

Phone Number: (920)869-4454

Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems (OCIFS) works to educate tribal communities about food related health risks, increase employment through youth and agricultural opportunities, support community development through food, and integrate Oneida and locally produced foods into community and institutions. Some of their projects include and Annual Youth Day on the Farm, where 6th graders tour and learn about agricultural operations; a Food Film Series educational opportunity about the interconnectedness of food, nutrition, and health; a Farm to School program that works collaboratively with the Oneida 4-H club as a Food Buyers group for Oneida schools; Growing Gardeners Workshops; an Oneida Farmers Market; a Youth Entrepreneur project where Native youth harvest, process, and market various nutritional products; and an OCIFS Activity book that is used as a food, health, and nutrition learning tool for local elementary schools.