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University of Guelph
Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 3090
Michelle Preyde

Article #3 Summary Egeland et al., Food insecurity among Inuit preschoolers: Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey, 2007-8. CMAJ 2010; 182(3):243-8. Brief Summary: This article is basically about a group of researchers who are looking at rates of food insecurity among the unit households with preschool children. They are going into this research with the assumption that there are high rates of food insecurity among preschool children on Nunavut. Background information before carrying out the research: According to the world food summit: - Food security exists when "all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life - (1) Food security is essential for public health - (2) Important for child development o Food insecurity has deleterious effects on children's academic performance and psychosocial development. - (3,4) In Canada, food insecurity is higher in the three territories than in the provinces o According to Statistics Canada in 2004:  10% of Canadians were living in households identified as food insecure  21% of households in the Yukon Territory, 28% of those in the Northwest Territories and 56% of those in Nunavut were classified as food insecure - (5) a high degree of food insecurity exists among Inuit in particular - (6,7) Further, in most remote communities, the cost of food is at least double that in southern Canadian Participants: - Cross-sectional survey
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