Principal Investigator:DELORMIER, Treena Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are:
To assess the risk for mercury exposure posed by fish consumption in the community of Tulita in the past summer and current winter seasons;
To examine the relationship between the consumption of sweetened beverages (low nutrient market food) and fish consumption; and
To explore the social and cultural importance of fish (traditional food) to the Dene...
Principal Investigator:Glacken, Jody Licenced Year(s):
This is a small, additional funded component of the Healthy Foods North evaluation which intends to add to the knowledge base in regards to working with partners in the retail food sector. This information will benefit Healthy Foods North and potentially influence further program funding and expansion in the Beaufort Delta region.
Objectives of this portion of the study are:
1. To conduct int...
Principal Investigator:Kuhnlein, Harriet V Licenced Year(s):2008
The intent is to create sustainable community-driven activities that will improve the diet of the community. The questions are: Can the diet be improved over a 2 year program? What is the impact on the health of the community? What activities can be implemented that will enhance use of traditional food? What activities will improve accessibility and use of good quality market food, particularly fr...
Principal Investigator:Sharma, Sangita Licenced Year(s):
The Healthy Stores project aims to improve health and prevent obesity and disease in communities through culturally-appropriate, store-based interventions. In the Northwest Territories, the project will be carried out in five phases. In 2006, it is planned that work in the first three phases will be executed. The Principal Investigator, Dr. Sharma, will train local health professionals in the Bea...
Principal Investigator:Katz, Sharon Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the project is to create a fresh, nutritious, cheap food source to supplement the northern diet, and to increase awareness of healthy diet. In the future the hope is to extend this project to create a cottage industry employing local people.
The project will involve composting straw, and manure or synthetic compost. The compost is wetted and aired, nitrogen supplements and gyp...
Principal Investigator:Kuhnlein, Harriet V Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this study are therefore: 1) derive quantitative estimates of traditional and market food among Inuit; 2) complete databases of nutrient and contaminant contents of traditional food; define benefits of traditional food in terms of nutritional, socioeconomic and cultural significance; define the levels of exposure to contaminants (heavy metals and organochlorines). In each commun...
Principal Investigator:Simoneau, Nathalie Licenced Year(s):
Data collection will proceed with the organization of focus group meetings. Women will be invited to participate in the study through promotion of the project in the community. Women are the most likely group to provide information on nutrition as well as influence food intake of the family. A food preference assessment will be conducted at the start of the focus group discussions. Focus group...
Principal Investigator:Weis, Michael Licenced Year(s):
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....