DATA COLLECTION

Qualitative Data Collection

CIRCLE_Diagram

. Key Informant Interviews

12-15 local food system experts will be interviewed
(including traditional food harvesters, social workers, policymakers, store managers, and school/daycare administrators and teachers).

02. Focus Groups

Focus groups will be conducted with children and youth aged 6-19 years old who volunteer to participate. The children/youth will be asked about their perspectives about the foods available in their community through participatory drawing activities.
• 2 focus groups with children and youth per community
• 12 participants aged 6-11 years old and 12 participants aged 12-19 years old

Quantitative Data Collection

MOBILE CLINIC (1.5 hours)

  • 100 children/youth aged 3-19 years old in each participating community
  • Height, weight, waist circumference and body composition measurements
  • Hair, blood and urine sample collection
  • Blood pressure and lung function
  • Health and lifestyle questionnaire, with some questions directed to the parent/caregiver and others to youth aged 12 and over
  • Mental health and substance use questionnaire

HOUSEHOLD SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND DIETARY QUESTIONNAIRE (1.5 hours)

  • 100 children/youth aged 3-19 years old in each participating community
  • Social, demographic and food intake questionnaire, including traditional and store-bought foods

HOUSEHOLD INSPECTION AND AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS (1.5 hours)

  • 100 parents/caregivers of participating children/youth will answer questions about the home
  • Household inspection using standardized tool
  • Dust collection
  • Installation of air quality monitors
  • Installation of radon detectors

FOLLOW-UP SURVEY (15-45 minutes)

  • Collection of air quality monitors
  • Short follow-up air quality questionnaire

All in-person data collection for FEHNCY is currently on hold to comply with the physical and social distancing recommendations issued by the provincial and federal governments. The FEHNCY team will be starting online key informant interviews in the fall, 2020 and will continue modifying the project methods, timeline, and protocols in collaboration with First Nation partners to adapt to the current circumstances. We are committed to resuming all FEHNCY activities when it is safe to do so and when participating First Nations are ready.

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