Inuit Diets and Organic and Metal Contaminants in the Food Chain at Sanikiluaq, N.W.T.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: contaminants, health, traditional food, market food, nutrition, diet

Principal Investigator: Weis, Michael (4)
Licence Number: 11186
Organization: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To assess the patterns of consumption of "country foods" and commercially prepared foods throughout the year; to assess the nutritional quality of the diet and to quantify dietary intake of contaminants.

Project Description: Through interviews and diet diaries, the patterns of consumption of "country foods" and commercially prepared foods will be assessed in seasons throughout the year. This continuing study will assess the nutritional quality of the diet and will quantify the dietary intake of contaminants.