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December  2012

10 Recipes and Partnerships Promote Healthy Eating for Nunavummiut
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Nunavut: Ten new and healthy recipes and a new collaboration with Arctic retailers are helping Nunavut residents to improve their diets.

Nunavut's HHS (Department of Health and Social Services) is promoting the Nunavut Food Guide and recipes throughout the territory.  Companies, cooperatives, and independent retailers are also working with them.

I am thrilled that this collaboration was established, said Jennifer Wakegijig, Nunavuts territorial nutritionist. The 10 core recipes were developed and tested by Nunavummiut across the territory. The recipes include important nutrients, foods that are available in our stores, and basic cooking skills that people have told us they need. This partnership allows us to take these recipes and healthy eating messages beyond the cooking class setting to the whole community.

Stores began featuring the first recipe, fish chowder, on September 20, 2012. A new recipe will be featured each month. Participating retailers will display the recipes and ingredients. Some stores will offer sale prices on ingredients, and the recipes will be promoted in store flyers.

This Nunavut Food Guide project was funded through Health Canada and Nutrition North Canada. Retailers have also invested through shipping costs, staff time, display space, flyer promotions, and sale pricing.

All of the recipes and the Nunavut Food Guide can be viewed at Nunavut Nutrition.

Beef & Barley Soup
Caribou Stew & Barley
Fish Chowder
Meaty Macaroni and Cheese
 
Roast Pork
Stir Fry
Chicken with Rice & Peas
 
Easy Pizza
Cheesy Baked Omelette
Quick Baked Char
 

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