Food Guidelines

The Lower Sioux Indian Community’s (LSIC) Honoring Little Crow with Healthy and Indigenous Foods Initiative was adopted by the Lower Sioux Tribal Council on September 20, 2016. The resolution was developed to implement a system change to increase visibility of and access to healthier indigenous food and beverage choices to support a healthy LSIC.

As part of this initiative, the LSIC Tribal Council has supported the development of this policy to encourage vendors at the LSIC annual Wacipi to voluntarily provide health-promoting and indigenous foods. This policy will allow a 25% discount on the food application fee for vendors who agree that 100% of the food and beverages that they provide will meet appropriate nutrition and indigenous dietary standards.

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Suggested Healthy Food Items

The standards are outlined below, along with a list of examples, or suggested healthy food items.

  • Choosing indigenous and local (when available) food producers, suppliers, vendors, and products as a first choice when purchasing or serving food.
  • Following the recommended portion sizes, according to current authoritative nutritional guidelines.
  • LSIC will require suppliers to provide nutritional options such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and foods low in salt, sugar, and saturated fats.
  • Avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages (including sodas, diet sodas, sports drinks and waters that contain calories along with any juices that are not 100% juice)
  • Avoiding all types of candies (candy bars, suckers, etc)

Food Ideas

Food at Wacipi Vendor Booths, Noted Guidelines

  • No homemade, home canned products.
  • Food must be commercially made or prepared in a licensed kitchen facility or onsite.

Vendor Discount

To receive a 25% discount on your vendor application fee, healthy food guidelines must be followed, no exceptions. The 25% discount will be in the form of a reimbursement once the LSIC Powwow committee has inspected your vendor booth to determine whether guidelines have been met. Full payment is due at the time your application is submitted.


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Department Contacts

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