Healthy Food, Healthy Choice

Research & Engagement, 2014




Improved the health of Rosebud Sioux Tribe residents by changing food consumption patterns. This project used quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand the current food environment, as well as food knowledge and preferences. It introduced short- and long-term strategies to increase local residents’ acceptance of and willingness to buy healthy foods.


Christopher Gustafson (PI), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Agricultural Economics
Illene Pevec (co-PI), University of Colorado at Boulder
Suzanne Stluka (co-PI), South Dakota State University


Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO)
Sinte Gleska University
Blue Star Studio, Inc.

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