About the Foundation
1 out of 2 Native American children born since 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.
The Notah Begay III Foundation’s mission is to prevent type 2 diabetes and its leading cause, childhood obesity, through sports and health and wellness programs that are based on proven best practices. This holistic approach to programming and evaluation addresses Native Americans’ nutrition, physical fitness, and community-building needs, with the goal of producing measurable, long-term change in the health of tribal communities.
Created by Notah Begay III in 2005, the Notah Begay III Foundation was established as an answer to the overwhelming statistic one out of two Native American children born since 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Native American children are at a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes than any other demographic of children.