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.

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.

Main Dish Recipes

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

Side Dish Recipes

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

  • Coleslaw

  • Oatmeal Bannock

  • Frozen Fruit Salad

  • Watermelon and Raspberry Fruit Salad

  • Garden Pasta Salad

  • Wheat Muffins

  • Lentil Salad

  • Yogurt Parfait

BBQ Recipes

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

Send an email

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