Regional Contact Details

Food First Foundation

Paige Saunders, CCYNPN Representative

(867) 446-3785

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Regional Summary

The Northwest Territories faces the second highest rates of food insecurity in Canada and higher than average rates of colorectal cancer and obesity than the South. A number of factors including high food costs and poverty contribute to these statistics.

At the school level the Government of the Northwest Territories currently provides no direct territorial funding for breakfast programs in schools, this role is currently filled by non-profit organisations and proactive individuals in the community.

The health curriculum in the Northwest Territories was last updated in the 1980s and is currently in the process of being revamped to reflect a more modern understanding of nutrition related issues.

Steering Committee Members In The Northwest Territories

Food First Foundation

Paige Saunders, CCYNPN Representative

(867) 446-3785

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Food First Foundation is a registered non-profit with a focus on running the nutrition education program "Tastemakers" in schools across the North. In addition to this Food First is partnered with Breakfast Clubs of Canada who assist funding breakfasts to schools in need in the NWT.

Members In The Northwest Territories

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