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The contemporary food supply of three northern Manitoba Cree communities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9170689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A complex set of social, economic, cultural and environmental circumstances affecting native Canadians in northern regions has resulted in the dietary replacement of indigenous foods with marketed products not always of equivalent nutritional value. This article examines the current food supply in three northern Manitoba Cree communities by looking at the availability and preservation of traditional foods, the price of marketed foods and perceptions of the food supply. Data were obtained by questionnaire from older adults (over 55 years) and younger women (16-45 years) in each community. The food supply comprised a mix of traditional and marketed foods, with limited use of traditional methods of food preservation. Marketed food prices were high in communities without all-weather road access. Respondents expressed a desire for more traditional food. Promotion of traditional foods could increase nutrient intake, decrease food costs and contribute to a revival of interest in Cree culture.
M L Campbell; R M Diamant; B D Macpherson; J L Halladay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-08     Completed Date:  1997-08-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
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MeSH Terms
Food Supply*
Indians, North American*
Mercury Poisoning / prevention & control
Middle Aged

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