Nutrition Calorie Dollar

The Pangnirtung Health Committee is a sub-committee of Hamlet Council that comprises a group of community members with an interest in improving community health and wellbeing. Working with this group and other institutions and community members, the Fellow will research local food prices; compare and contrast nutritional choices based on cost and popularity; set specific outcome objectives with the Health Committee; and come up with a way to measure the costs/ impacts associated with nutrition choices in Pangnirtung. The project will include analysis of both the caloric and nutritional value of different foods per unit cost, to determine an assessment of the ‘calorie value’ of a dollar in Pangnirtung. The project may involve a community awareness/ education component, dependent on time and scope as the project progresses.