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Food mail: the Canadian alternative to food stamps

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Pages 177-181 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1998
government's proposal to refine the "food mail" program to promote better nutrition. Method: The cost of various components of a Northern Food Basket has been monitored since 1990. An assessment of the probable impact and acceptability of program refinements was made through surveys of merchants and health
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Author
Hill, F.
Author Affiliation
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Source
Pages 177-181 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
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Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Canada
Food Mail Program
Northern Air Stage Program
Northern Food Basket
Nutrition
Abstract
PURPOSE: To describe the impact of a selective transportation subsidy on food costs in isolated communities in Northern Canada, and the government's proposal to refine the "food mail" program to promote better nutrition. METHOD: The cost of various components of a Northern Food Basket has been monitored since 1990. An assessment of the probable impact and acceptability of program refinements was made through surveys of merchants and health and social service providers and focus group sessions. Decisions expected following consultations with stakeholders in March and April 1996 are also described. RESULTS: Costs of nutritious perishable food have been reduced in the Northwest Territories, and consumption of these foods in the Baffin region doubled within three years. Program refinements were proposed, with the objective of increasing intakes of calcium, folacin, and vitamin A, reducing dependency on convenience perishable foods, and reducing the cost of a healthy diet.
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Setting the table for food security: policy impacts in Nunavut.

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Canadian Jounral of Native Studies XXIV(2):425-445.
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
(for human health) of food. A number of federal and territorial legislative and policy initiatives impinge on food production or acquisition as well: the Federal Food Mail program and Firearms Act, and the Nunavut Social Assistance, Hunter Support, country food development and gas subsidy programs. The
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Author
Myers, Heather
Powell, Stephanie
Duhaime, Gerard
Source
Canadian Jounral of Native Studies XXIV(2):425-445.
Date
2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
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Keywords
Nunavut
Food security
Traditional diet
Food Mail Program
Contaminants
Abstract
Food security comprises availability, accessibility, acceptability (by the population) and adequacy (for human health) of food. A number of federal and territorial legislative and policy initiatives impinge on food production or acquisition as well: the Federal Food Mail program and Firearms Act, and the Nunavut Social Assistance, Hunter Support, country food development and gas subsidy programs. The paper concludes with policy recommendations regarding meeting the four conditions of food security.
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