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An analysis of the development of Canadian food fortification policies: the case of vitamin B.

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Source
Health Promot Int. 2005 Dec;20(4):375-82
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2005
Author
Tasnim Nathoo
Christina P Holmes
Aleck Ostry
Author Affiliation
James Mather Building, 5804 Fairview Avenue, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada. tasnim@interchange.ubc.ca
Source
Health Promot Int. 2005 Dec;20(4):375-82
Date
Dec-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Dietary Supplements
Government Regulation
Humans
Policy Making
Public Health
Vitamin B Complex - biosynthesis
Abstract
The concept of fortification, or the deliberate addition of synthetic vitamins to food, arose for the first time in Canada during the 1930s. The availability of new technology introduced a debate over the merits of food fortification as a tool to improve the nutritional health of the population. Through the use of two case studies, vitamin B(1) (thiamin) in the 1930s and vitamin B(9) (folic acid) in the 1990s, this paper examines the development of Canadian policies on food fortification. It presents early ideas about the use of food fortification to improve the health of the population, discusses shifts in attitudes toward fortification, and examines the intersections between scientific knowledge, trade considerations, and public health concerns.
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Community-driven alcohol policy and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention: implications for Canada's North?

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Pages 250-251 in N. Murphy and A. Parkinson, eds. Circumpolar Health 2012: Circumpolar Health Comes Full Circle. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, August 5-10, 2012. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2013;72 (Suppl 1):250-251
Publication Type
Article
Date
2013
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CQ\C-~ION Community-driven alcohol policy and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention: implications for Canada's North? Nancy Poole 1 ' 2*, Tasnim Nathoo 1 and Arlene Hache2'3 1 British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 2Canada
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Author
Nancy Poole
Tasnim Nathoo
Arlene Hache
Author Affiliation
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Canada FASD Research Network, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Centre for Northern Families, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Source
Pages 250-251 in N. Murphy and A. Parkinson, eds. Circumpolar Health 2012: Circumpolar Health Comes Full Circle. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, August 5-10, 2012. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2013;72 (Suppl 1):250-251
Date
2013
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Abstract
This article discusses the potentially important role of alcohol policy in northern communities, in affecting alcohol use in pregnancy and the significant risk of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
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Do healthy food baskets assess food security?

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Chronic Dis Can. 2003 Spring-Summer;24(2-3):65-9
Publication Type
Article
Author
Tasnim Nathoo
Jean Shoveller
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, James Mather Building, 5804 Fairview Avenue, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3. tasmin@interchange.ubc.ca
Source
Chronic Dis Can. 2003 Spring-Summer;24(2-3):65-9
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Costs and Cost Analysis
Ecology - methods
Food Habits
Food Supply - economics - standards
Humans
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys
Population Surveillance - methods
Residence Characteristics
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
Developing indicators to measure the different facets of food security presents numerous conceptual and methodological challenges. This paper adopts an ecological framework to reflect on these issues through an examination of the Healthy Food Basket (HFB) tool. The HFB tool is used to measure food security conditions by determining the cost and availability of a group of foods in a shopping basket across a range of stores in different regions and neighbourhoods. The paper discusses the ability of the HFB tool to describe micro-, meso- and macro-level influences on food security and the use of the ecological model in developing complementary and alternative strategies for understanding and monitoring food security.
PubMed ID
12959676 View in PubMed
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The establishment of a national system of food inspection in Canada.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature184404
Source
Can J Public Health. 2003 Jul-Aug;94(4):265-6
Publication Type
Article
Author
Aleck Ostry
Tara Shannon
Tasnim Nathoo
Lise Dubois
Author Affiliation
Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3. ostry@interchange.ubc.ca
Source
Can J Public Health. 2003 Jul-Aug;94(4):265-6
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Advertising as Topic
Canada
Food Inspection - legislation & jurisprudence
Food Labeling
Humans
National Health Programs
Public Health Administration
PubMed ID
12873083 View in PubMed
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