Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

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Summary of the Initiative

This program teaches pregnant mothers and with children up to 1 year and supporting family members to cook healthy meals in the home. We encourage breast feeding and educating on why we need healthy meals. We also have a food hamper program. We have guidelines as to which foods are approved for healthy meals. With some of the monies we buy local food like fish. We also buy gas for hunters to go out on the land to hunt caribou and musk oxen. The workers teach the young mothers how to properly cut up a whole caribou and store for future use.
We also have sewing classes in which the mothers sew traditional clothing for their families like mitts and mukluks.

Challenges

Cut backs.

Traditional Knowledge

With the animals harvested, the mothers are taught how to properly cut up and prepare the meats and fish for proper storage. It is then shared with the group to take home.
With the sewing the moms are taught how to make traditional mitts and mukluks for their family. A variety of skins are used like seal, rabbit, beaver etc. They also have a choice to embroider traditional fancy moccasins.

Lead Organization

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

Other Groups / Organizations

Local Hunters & trappers Associations, Local Community Corporations
When community hunts go on I ask if they could donate some meat to the CPNP programs.

Funding

Longer Term (over 1 year)

Government of the Northwest Territories.

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