Youth and Education news
Volume 2 December, 2011
Most Nunavut toddlers lack healthy diet
Nunavut: In 2007- 2008, detailed health surveys were conducted in 16 Nunavut communities. The information was gathered as part of an Inuit Health Survey for International Polar Year.
These studies were published in the Journal of Nutrition and the International Journal of Circumpolar Health. Among the results, they show that:
"What's happening is that these stressors in the communities are having an impact on nutritional status," said lead author Dr. Grace Egeland from McGill University. "...and over the long term, we would anticipate it would have implications on health. These are subtle changes in diet that over the long term can have negative consequences."
Food insecurity is associated with lower education, household income and social assistance.
Egeland said data can be used to help improve the diets of those who are food insecure. Also needed, said one report, is "support systems and dietary interventions for families with young children."
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