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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...


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...


Assessment of Dietary Benefit: Risk in Inuit Communities
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licenced Year(s): 1998
Summary: 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...


Evaluation of sources of vitamin A and calcium in traditional and market foods in K'asho Got'ine, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Simoneau, Nathalie
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: 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...


Inuit Diets and Organic and Metal Contaminants in the Food Chain at Sanikiluaq, N.W.T.
Principal Investigator: Weis, Michael
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: 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....


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