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Estimation of traditional food intake in indigenous communities in Denendeh and the Yukon.
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PMID:  15776992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Chronic non-communicable diseases related to excessive or unbalanced dietary intakes are on the rise among some Indigenous populations in Canada. Nutritional problems of Indigenous peoples arise in the transition from a traditional diet to a market diet characterized by highly processed foods with reduced nutrient density. This study aimed at assessing traditional food intake of Indigenous people in 18 communities. STUDY DESIGN: This study was cross-sectional with a sample size of 1,356. METHODS: This study used food frequency and 24-hour recall questionnaires to quantify traditional food intake in 18 communities in the McKenzie basin of the Northwest Territories (Denendeh and the Yukon). RESULTS: Typical daily intakes of groups of traditional food items were generated and intake of an extensive list of traditional food detailed for adult men and women. Per capita intake of traditional food items was also calculated. CONCLUSION: Reliance on traditional food intake is still high in Denendeh, as well as in the Yukon. The detailed description of the traditional food system presented here allows an accurate identification of the contribution of traditional food items to nutrient and contaminant intake by Indigenous people for future studies.
Malek Batal; Katherine Gray-Donald; Harriet V Kuhnlein; Olivier Receveur
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of circumpolar health     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1239-9736     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-21     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713056     Medline TA:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Energy Metabolism
Food Habits / ethnology*
Multicenter Studies as Topic
Northwest Territories
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Requirements*
Nutritional Status
Population Groups
Residence Characteristics
Yukon Territory

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