Specifically, this project aims to: 1. Review and organize the reported social and cultural benefits and risks associated with a traditional diet and related activities (hunting, preparation, consumption); 2. Develop and apply a survey tool to increase our understanding of the determinants of diet behavior; 3. Develop a conceptual framework for the ordered presentation of this information; 4. Link this framework with those organizing information on health and economic benefits and risks associated with traditional foods.
Quantification of determinants of diet choice among northerners, as well as organization of social and cultural benefits and risks associated with country food consumption in the Arctic Samples include interviews, surveys of Arctic populations
Nunavik - determinants of diet behaviour
Social research methods are employed in this study: focus groups for determinant identification, survey for assessment of quantification of determinants among northern population; literature review and content analysis will be conducted to organize and group common cultural and social benefits and risks associated with country foods in the north, decision making framework will be based on this qualitative analysis of existing data.
Northern Contaminants Program (INAC), SSHRC Funded project "Sustainable Development in the Arctic: Conditions for Food Security"
Identification of social and cultural benefits of country foods includes consideration of traditional knowledge collected from northern populations