Traditional Foods Cartoons

     An Outreach Tool


Getting children to try new foods – even when they are traditional – can be a challenge.  Some of TOCA's youth interns have created a group of  cartoon characters based on traditional Tohono O'odham foods.  These fun posters encourage children in the schools to make the O'odham Choice at lunch.


• Michael Ciolim (right) promotes cholla buds.













• Sal the Bawi promote white tepary beans....










































• .... and his brother Al promotes the brown teparies





































• Hiosig promotes Bahidaj (saguaro cactus fruit).








Terrol Johnson, Tristan Reader, Co-founders of Tohono O'odham Community Action