A Pilot Investigation of the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use in the Sahtú Region

The methodology included (1) Adapting existing dietary surveys for the Sahtú (Food Frequency Questionnaire); (2) Validating the dietary survey with representatives of all five Sahtú communities at the annual Cross Cultural Camp held in July 2015; (3) Convening a focus group at the July 2015 Cross Cultural Camp to assess the repeatability of the dietary survey through a test-retest approach. With the help of local experts, the results of this project will ensure that the questionnaire is relevant to Sahtú participants. Data determined the list of country foods, cooking techniques and other issues specific to the Sahtú Region. Local experts provided guidance on portion sizes, seasonality of consumption patterns, availability of particular food items, the range of typical cooking methods, as well as considerations for risk perception and appropriate questions. The FFQ was used to gather data on the quantity of fish harvested, the types of fish harvested, the locations where these fish species are harvested, and the frequency by which these fish are consumed in the Sahtú Region. The parts of the fish consumed and preparation methods was also documented due to influences on nutrient and contaminant intakes. The data was collected at the annual Cross Cultural Camp held near the San Sault Rapids on the Mackenzie River (Latitude: 65.7 and Longitude: -128.8). Participants in this study came from five Sahtú communities: Tulita, Norman Wells, Colville Lake, Deline, and Fort Good Hope.

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Creator Simmons, Deborah; Laird, Brian; Andrew, Leon; Hanning, Rhona; Montgomery, Shelagh; Ratelle, Mylène
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2018
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact brian.laird(at)uwaterloo.ca; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-128.600W, 64.900S, -123.400E, 67.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-12-19T00:00:00Z