Facilitators and Barriers to Traditional Food Consumption in the Cree Community of Mistissini, Northern Quebec.

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TitleFacilitators and Barriers to Traditional Food Consumption in the Cree Community of Mistissini, Northern Quebec.
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGaudin VLaberge, Receveur O, Girard F, Potvin L
Keywordsmulti community
Abstract

To identify barriers to traditional food consumption and factors that facilitate it among the Cree community of Mistissini, a series of four focus groups was conducted with a total of twenty-three people. Two ecological models were created, one for facilitating factors and a second for obstacles, illustrating the role of numerous interconnected influences of traditional food consumption. Environmental impact project, laws and regulation, local businesses, traditional knowledge, youth influence, employment status, and nonconvenience of traditional food were named among numerous factors influencing traditional food consumption. The findings of this study can be used by political and public health organizations to promote traditional food where more emphasis should be invested in community and environmental strategies.

DOI10.1080/03670244.2015.1072815
PubMed ID26517308
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