10 Recipes and Partnerships Promote Healthy Eating for
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Ten new and
healthy recipes and a new collaboration with Arctic retailers
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, Nunavut’s 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
Stores began featuring
the first recipe, fish chowder,
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
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
Beef & Barley Soup
Caribou Stew & Barley
Meaty Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken with Rice & Peas
Cheesy Baked Omelette
Quick Baked Char
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