Tracey Galloway

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OBJECTIVES The study goal was to evaluate the growth status of preschool-age Canadian Inuit children. STUDY DESIGN As part of a larger study of population health across the Canadian High Arctic, the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey collected growth and nutrition data on 388 children aged 3 to 5 years. METHODS Data collection included(More)
This paper reports findings of a cross-sectional study of the growth and nutrition of children living in rural Ontario, Canada. The objectives of the research were threefold: (1) to obtain data on obesity prevalence and nutrient intake in a sample of rural Canadian schoolchildren, (2) to compare findings with rural and national-level data on obesity(More)
It is hypothesized in this study that body size and shape vary by local area within the North American urban environment. This study tests that hypothesis by comparing stature and adiposity among children (of age 6-10 years) attending elementary schools in three neighborhoods that contrast by socioeconomic status and recent immigrant status. While the whole(More)
OBJECTIVES High sitting height ratio (SHR) is a characteristic commonly associated with Inuit morphology. Inuit are described as having short leg lengths and high trunk-to-stature proportions such that cutoffs for obesity derived from European populations may not adequately describe thresholds of disease risk. Further, high SHR may help explain the reduced(More)
BACKGROUND Among circumpolar populations, recent research has documented a significant increase in risk factors which are commonly associated with chronic disease, notably obesity. OBJECTIVE The present study undertakes a scoping review of research on obesity in the circumpolar Inuit to determine the extent obesity research has been undertaken, how well(More)
PURPOSE Food consumption was investigated in children attending three elementary schools in urban Hamilton, Ontario. METHODS Dietary data were collected from 92 children in grades 2 to 4 through 24-hour dietary recalls (39% participation rate). Servings of four food groups were compared with recommended daily servings in Canada's Food Guide. RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of existing studies of obesity risk among Canadian children come from urban populations. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of obesity in a sample of rural Ontario children. METHODS Measures of height and weight were obtained for 504 children attending seven public elementary schools in Grey and Bruce Counties, a(More)
AIM The present study reports findings from a study of preschool-age Inuit children living in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland. METHODS We compare stature and obesity measures using cutoffs from the Centers for Disease Control and the International Obesity Task Force references. The sample is comprised of 1121 Inuit children (554 boys and 567(More)
The Nutrition North Canada program is a federal retail subsidy designed to make nutritious, perishable food more widely available and affordable in northern communities. Implemented in April 2011, Nutrition North replaced the Food Mail freight subsidy long used to offset the high cost of transporting perishable food to remote towns and villages lacking(More)