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ERIC Number: ED349130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
This guide contains nutrition information and nutrition education strategies aimed at residents of the Canadian Arctic. Section I: (1) defines nutrition terms; (2) describes the sources and functions of essential nutrients; (3) explains Canada's food guide and special considerations for the traditional northern Native diet and for lactose intolerance (a common condition among Eskimos and American Indians); (4) describes the digestive system; and (5) discusses special nutrient needs during pregnancy and breast feeding, and for infants, adolescents, and older adults. Section II discusses the interrelationships between physical fitness, lifestyle, and nutrition; describes the rise of nutrition-related diseases (obesity, cardiovascular disease, dental problems) among northern Natives due to lifestyle changes; and presents dietary guidelines. Section III discusses nutrition and specific health problems (diabetes, gall bladder disease, Vitamin C deficiency, otitis media, iron deficiency, and alcoholism). Section IV discusses meal planning and food buying. Section V discusses Native food resources, outlines the nutrient value of traditional Native diets, and explains some dangers of eating raw meat and fish. Section VI discusses modern and traditional methods of food storage and preservation. Section VII presents ideas, activities, and lesson plans for community nutrition programs. Sections VIII and IX explain how to use the local mass media for nutrition education and provide sample media releases. Section X provides additional resources: 26 government agencies and other sources of nutrition materials, 6 books, and annotated lists of 40 films and videotapes. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada