Eagle Books FAQ

Many families, community groups, and individuals have enjoyed the Eagle Books and related activity materials, all of which encourage healthy living to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Answers to these frequently asked questions can help you plan, organize, and support your own Eagle Books event.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Native Wellness Diabetes Program.

Q. How do I get the Eagle Books and activity materials?

A. You can order books from CDC and download materials from the Eagle Books Toolkit for immediate use.

Q. Should I read the four Eagle Books in any particular order?

A. Each book presents its own health messages and can be read on its own. However, the books build on messages from the previous book, so NDWP recommends reading them in order: Through the Eyes of the Eagle, Knees Lifted High, Plate Full of Color, and Tricky Treats.

Q. Do I need permission to use the materials posted online?

A. No, the materials can be used by anyone for free.

Q. Can I use the big banners and characters?

A. Yes, the files are posted in the Eagle Books Toolkit and include instructions for printing.

Q. Are Eagle Books events expensive?

A. Simple family and classroom events might not cost anything. There could be additional costs to print the materials. Community-wide events might have costs, but you could ask members of your community for donations.

Q. I would love to have an Eagle Books activity day with other families. How should I get started?

A. Encourage other families to get copies of the books. The event can be simple—you can read one of the Eagle Books or watch the animated videos while serving healthy foods.

Q. Our Eagle Books activity day needs to include the entire family. What can older children do to stay entertained?

A. Older children can:

  • Help lead physical challenge activities for the younger children.
  • Act as hosts.
  • Help prepare meals.
  • Read Eagle Books stories to the younger children.
  • Replenish supplies.
  • Run audio or video equipment.
  • Perform a play, song, or dance.
Page last reviewed: August 3, 2021