Nutrition North

Each community within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, with the exception of Inuvik, has community workers with IRC's Health & Wellness Division that help implement Nutrition North. These workers host cooking sessions in community halls and/or community kitchens. They also host food demonstrations in-store or wherever opportunities present themselves (local gatherings, special events, in schools, etc.). The target audience for Nutrition North activities is adults and elders in the community, however, youth and children are welcome to take part provided adequate supervision is available.

Learn more about Nutrition North

Cooking sessions and food demos are dictated by available funding and the availability of resources in the community. The goal of the cooking sessions is to improve cooking skills, introduce novel foods and increase the intake of healthy foods (or food less associated with chronic disease). Additionally, cooking sessions encourage consumption of country food and use it whenever available. The goal of food demos is to introduce novel foods at the point of purchase and guide people to their shelf location within food retailers. Food demos also allow community members to learn new and simple snack recipes. 


Is it your turn to make dinner tonight? View a selection of healthy recipes below. 



Salmon with noodles


Featured Recipe


Noodles with Tuna or Salmon


To make things even simpler, you can use canned tuna or salmon instead! Enjoy!

Recipe creates six servings. Prep time: 40 minutes. Cook time: 30 minutes.

Other Recipes

7 Layer Casserole


Friendship Soup


Avocado Salad


Hearty Lentil Soup


Bean Nachos


Herb Crusted Tenderloin


Bean Soup in a Jar


Meat and Barley Chili


Beef Barley Soup



Meat and Lentil Lasagna


Butter Chicken and Rice


Meat Stir Fry


Chicken Vegetable Barley Soup


Oatmeal Pancakes


Chili Mac Skillet


Tomato Barley Soup


Easy Salsa Chicken





Greek Salad


Featured Recipe


Greek Salad


You want need any lettuce to enjoy this delicious salad!

Recipe creates six servings. Prep time: 15 minutes. 

Other Recipes

Bean and Barley Salad


Mix Bean Salad




Oatmeal Bannock


Frozen Fruit Salad


Watermelon and Raspberry Fruit Salad


Garden Pasta Salad


Wheat Muffins


Lentil Salad


Yogurt Parfait




BBQ Asparagus


Featured Recipe


BBQ Asparagus


Nothing beats cooking on the BBQ. Don't you agree?

Recipe creates four servings. Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes.

Other Recipes

BBQ Bell Peppers


BBQ Potatoes


BBQ Steak with Marinade



If you want to learn more about current health initiatives, please contact:

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation 
Health & Wellness Division
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #21
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: (867) 777-7088
Fax: (867) 777-4023

Community workers throughout the ISR help implement the Nutrition North program with IRC's Health & Wellness Division through cooking sessions and food demonstrations.