Categories associated with best practice:
Determinants of Health: Language and culture, Education, literacy and life-long learning, Employment and working conditions, Food security, Social relationships (including those that respect diversity), Self determination, Healthy child development
- To improve wild berry consumption, distribution and availability throughout the year
- To propose local healthy alternatives to soft drinks and snacks
- To stimulate youth empowerment and employment
School based program with the objectives of improving wild berry consumption, distribution and availability throughout the year; promoting local healthy alternatives to soft drinks and snacks; and stimulating youth empowerment and employment. New formulations of berry products were evaluated and refined through feedback by community representatives. The berry products had to present low sugar content, low cost, locally available food items requiring and simple cooking techniques, attractive for the youth, and in accordance with Inuit taste and culture.
Primary Source Document
Lemire M, Harris CS, Lucas M, Kwan M, Cuerrier A, Ayotte P , Marette A, Tardif M, Gauthier MJ, Bouchard A, Labranche E, Déry S, Grey M, Dewailly E , From knowledge to action: understanding wild berries health benefits to implement community-based interventions linking public health and social innovation in Nunavik. Northern Public Affairs
Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)
Melanie Lemire, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher - CIHR Banting
Axe Santé des populations et environnementale
Centre de Recherche du CHUQ, Université Laval
2875 Boulevard Laurier
Édifice Delta 2, bureau 600
Québec, Québec G1V 2M2 Canada
Tel: 418-656-4141 ext: 46535
Fax: 418-654-2726; melanie.lemire
|Intervention Goal / Objective||Level(s) Targeted||Equity Focus|
|To stimulate youth empowerment.||People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.|
|To propose alternatives to soft drinks and snacks.||People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.|
|To improve wildberry consumption, distribution and availability throughout the year||People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.|
Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Obesity Prevention
Specific Activities of the Intervention
- Group process/program
- Other training session
Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery
- All ages
- Adult land based
|Outcomes and Impact Chart|
|Level of Impact||Description of Outcome||Equity Focus|
|Societal Level||To propose local health alternatives to soft drinks and snacks.||Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.|
|Individual Level||Improve wild berry consumption.||Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.|
|Individual Level||Stimulate youth empowerment and employment.||Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.|
|Organizational Level||To improve wild berry distribution and availability through the year.|
- Multiple implementations - Similar settings/populations/providers - The intervention has been implemented more than twice in the same setting with the same population by similar providers, and is theoretically applicable to other settings and/or populations. This can include multiple implementations during the same time period. *Each implementation of the intervention must have been substantially the same and must have demonstrated positive results for the primary objectives of the intervention.
Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention
- Requires specialized skills that are easily available within the context - The intervention requires the participation of personnel with advanced skills (e.g. medical doctors, epidemiologists, social workers) but that are easily available within the intervention context.
Are there supports available for implementation
Yes. The local alternative-learning class of high school students were enthusiastic participants in the workshop. The paper reports positive feedback from teachers and the director of the program and the possibility of including this work as part of their regugular rotation of activities.
Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions
Yes. Kitchen facilities and utensils. Wild berries.