Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Source: 
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Pub Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 02:59

(OTTAWA, ON) Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for the first time, a body of evi­dence on the importance of traditional foods in the diet of First Nations and the impacts of environ­mental degradation such as chemical contaminants and climate change on First Nations citizens and communities and their ability to access these healthy foods.