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A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

April 2013

Dietary habits of Aboriginal children

by Kellie A. Langlois, Leanne C. Findlay and Dafna E. Kohen

Considerable attention has been devoted to the health of Aboriginal children, but relatively little is known about their nutrition. The Health Canada publication, Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and Métis (CFG), offers guidelines that include foods considered traditional or country among Aboriginal people, such as bannock and wild game. Based on the results of Statistics Canada’s 2006 Aboriginal Children’s Survey (ACS), this article presents an overview of the frequency with which First Nations children living off reserve, Métis children and Inuit children aged 2 to 5 consume various types of food.

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and herpes simplex virus type 2: Results from the 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey

by Michelle Rotermann, Kellie A. Langlois, Alberto Severini and Stephanie Totten

Information about the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Canada tends to be limited—not all STIs are notifiable; under-reporting may occur; and because of selection bias, generalizability is restricted. And even for nationally notifiable infections, data derived from routine surveillance capture only cases that are diagnosed and reported to public health authorities.