46 record(s) found with the tag "nutrition" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Dehcho Region: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in the Dehcho Region in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of research that will consist of the biomonitoring study to evaluate country food usage patterns, c...


Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Northwest Territories Mackenzie Valley: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of research that will consist of the biomonitoring study to evaluate country food usage patterns, contaminant exposure p...


Food Security, Ice, Climate and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to develop a quantitative understanding of Inuit dietary change in Canada, with respect to environmental, cultural, economic and social constraints; 2) to predict the possible changes of Inuit diet composition and nutrient intakes as a result of environmental changes; and 3) to relate the broader dynamics of environmental change to Inuit food system change th...


DREAM-GLOBAL: Planning and Implementing a Food Procurement Policy for Healthy Nutrition
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Norman
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The primary goal of the project is to introduce a healthier food program to Aklavik by working with community partners. The DREAM-GLOBAL research team, Aklavik Community Corporation, local health committee, as well as other partners will develop a plan to support programs and policies that will increase the awareness and availability of healthy foods and especially traditional foods, wherever poss...


"The effects of a changed climate and environment on the nutrition and health of Dene First Nations"
Principal Investigator: Duran, Nelida
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to describe the effects of climate change and variability on human nutrition and related health outcomes of Dene First Nations. Research Design: A constructivist approach to the grounded theory methodology will be utilized in this study. Grounded theory methodology involves the use of systematic yet flexible guidelines for collecting and analyzing qualit...


Traditional and market food: focus on fish consumption in Tulita, NWT
Principal Investigator: DELORMIER, Treena
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: 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...


Community Agriculture in the Canadian Arctic- How to help northerners grow food using greenhouses
Principal Investigator: Holzman, Sara
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: This research has the goal of examining whether or not it is feasible to apply the concept of community agriculture in the Canadian Arctic as a means of promoting environmental thinking, good nutrition, public health and community welfare. The objectives of this research are the following: to understand and describe the disconnect that Arctic communities have regarding their food sources, to under...


Healthy Foods North - Experience and Training for Northerners
Principal Investigator: De Roose, Elsie C.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objectives of this component of Healthy Foods North are: 1. Capacity building for community members and students in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data collection and community engagement, with the practical learning applications being facilitated through HFN. 2.Capacity building, training and education for communications through presentations, outreach, and results...


Dietary Choices in Aklavik: Youth and Elders Promoting Change
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: Statistics indicate a burden of chronic diseases in the community of Aklavik, with 17.6% of individuals receiving care for one or more chronic conditions. Driven by elders and youth of the community, measurement of risk factors and associated diseases is planned so that programs to promote wellness can be implemented and evaluated. A mechanism for youth to collect and manage data around risk fac...


Gwich'in Traditional Food for Health
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: 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...


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