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Nutrition North Canada Program in Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chief Rex Knapaysweet Fort Albany First Nation.

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1 Nutrition North Canada Program in Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chief Rex Knapaysweet Fort Albany First Nation

2 Ineligible and Ineffective 25 eligible communities under Food Mail Program reduced to 7 under NNC 8 NAN communities are “partially” eligible to receive an insulting and ineffective $0.05 / kg subsidy on healthy foods 17 remote communities in Nishnawbe Aski Nation ineligible for subsidy or education funds under NNC

3 Increased Accessibility? EligibilityCost under FMPCost under NNCDifference Full$292.00$ % Partial$280.00$ % Ineligible (Remote)$322.57$ % Cost of the Northern Nutritious Food Basket (family of 4 for 1 week) in Nishnawbe Aski Nation

4 Increased Availability? Healthy FoodWholesale Cost ($/kg) Subsidy under NNC to FAFN ($/kg) Difference ($/kg) Potatoes$1.10$1.30+$0.20 Onions$0.61$ Apples$0.82$1.30+$0.48 Kiwis$2.89$1.30-$1.59 Green Beans$2.77$1.30-$1.47 Mangoes$2.23$1.30-$0.93 Incentives for retailers to focus on low value foods

5 Increased Availability? Hunting and fishing supplies are no longer subsidized Gardening equipment and seeds are not subsidized, also ineligible under NNC Education Program Consumer choice is constrained to eligible northern retailers and southern suppliers

6 What are we doing about it? Planning Marketing Growing and Raising Taking Control

7 Recommendations Subsidize local food production – Hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, and livestock Ontario representative on NNC Advisory Board Subsidize non-market based traditional foods Allow consumers to choose where they shop, with subsidies on all eligible foods flown into eligible communities


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