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Indigenous peoples' food systems & well-being : interventions & policies for healthy communities / edited by Harriet V. Kuhnlein ... [et al.].

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Robertson Library GN407.I53 2013 37348007265952 STACKS Available -
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Food.
Indigenous peoples > Nutrition.
Local foods.
Nutrition Policy.
Health Policy.
Population Groups.
Ethnic Groups.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Health Services, Indigenous.

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  • ISBN: 9789251074336
  • ISBN: 925107433X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 398 p., [xxxii] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chapter 1. Why do Indigenous Peoples' food and nutrition interventions for health promotion and policy need special consideration? -- Chapter 2. Health disparities: promoting Indigenous Peoples' health through traditional food systems and self-determination -- Chapter 3. Global environmental challenges to the integrity of Indigenous Peoples' food systems -- Chapter 4. Infant and young child complementary feeding among Indigenous Peoples -- Case Studies -- Chapter 5. Promotion of traditional foods to improve the nutrition and health of the AwajĂșn of the Cenepa River in Peru -- Chapter 6. The Dalit food system and maternal and child nutrition in Andhra Pradesh, South India -- Chapter 7. Gwich'in traditional food and health in Tetlit Zheh, Northwest Territories, Canada: phase II [Dene Nation, First Nations, Aboriginal or Native peoples]
Chapter 8. Inga food and medicine systems to promote community health [Caqueta, Columbia] -- Chapter 9. The value of Inuit elders' storytelling to health promotion during times of rapid climate change and uncertain food security [diet, health promotion, storytelling, food security, climage change, health] -- Chapter 10. Culture-based nutrition and health promotion in a Karen community [Sanephong, western Thailand] -- Chapter 11. The Nuxalk Food and Nutrition Program for Health revisited [Bella Coola, British Columbia, Nuxalk Nation] -- Chapter 12. Let's Go Local! Pohnpei promotes local food production and nutrition for health [Federated States of Micronesia, provitaming A, carotenoids, energy, obesity, diabetes] -- Chapter 13. Tasty tonoto and not-so-tasty tonoto: fostering traditional food culture among the Ainu people in the Saru River region, Japan -- Future Directions -- Chapter 14. What food system intervention strategies and evaluation indicators are successful with Indigenous Peoples? -- Chapter 15. Human rights implications of Indigenous Peoples' food systems and policy recommendations -- Chapter 16. Policy and strategies to improve nutrition and health for Indigenous Peoples
Summary: "Indigenous Peoples in cultural homelands of the most rural areas of developing regions experience challenges in using their traditional food systems and to ensure food security and health despite the treasures of food biodiversity that could support well-being. This book is the third in a series promoting use of local food systems by Indigenous Peoples; the first defines the process to document local food resources, and the second describes food systems in 12 diverse rural areas of different parts of the world. Here we describe processes and findings from more than 40 interdisciplinary collaborators who created health promotion interventions for communities using local food systems. Included are participatory processes using local knowledge and activities specifically for local food; global overviews of Indigenous Peoples' health circumstances, environmental concerns, and infant and child feeding practices; and nine specific case examples from Canada, Japan, Peru, India, Colombia, Thailand and the Federated States of Micronesia. Common themes of successful interventions and evaluations are given along with chapters on human rights issues and implications for policies and strategies. Throughout the 10 years of this research we have shown the strength and promise of local traditional food systems to improve health and well-being. This work is in context of the second United Nations' International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."--publisher.
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