Nunavut creates country food safety guidelines to boost traditional menus across territory – CBC

We want things to support their appetite, so they can use food as part of their healing,’ says nutritionist

Nunavut now has food safety guidelines on how to handle and serve country food in the territory — especially to people who are already sick, or have weak immune systems.

The guidelines, titled “Serving Country Food in Government-Funded Facilities and Community Programs” was created in hopes to increase access to country food across the territory’s government-funded programs, according to a nutritionist with the Department of Health.

That can include hospitals, prisons, elders centres and other community-based programs.

“We know that some facilities would like to have more country food offered to people,” said nutritionist Amy Caughey.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/country-food-safety-guideline-nunavut-1.4406193

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