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Registered Dietitians in Aboriginal Communities: Feeding Mind, Body and Spirit. Role Paper of the Dietitians of Canada Aboriginal Nutrition Network

Role paper discussing the special healthcare needs of Canadian Aboriginal communities and the ways in which Registered Dietitians (RDs) can play a role in bridging those needs. The paper was compiled by the Aboriginal Nutrition Network(ANN) of Dietitians of Canada (DC). Evidence-based case studies and examples are used to illustrate key messages on the roles and qualifications of RDs in health and nutrition management for chronic diseases, capacity building specific to the aboriginal community, and nutrition services throughout the life cycle. The goal of the paper is to present information to encourage advocacy efforts to increase funding for dietitian services to improve community health.

Resource Information

Date

October 1, 2012

Author

Dietitians of Canada Aborignial Nutrition Network

Type

Case Study, Guide, Report

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Environment, Food Security & Access to Food, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Pregnancy & Prenatal Nutrition

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National

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