Food security means "all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life" (World Health Organization). It includes both physical and economic access to food that will meet a person's daily dietary needs. In the circumpolar north, subsistence and traditional foods are particularly important as are other cultural practices and preferences related to food gathering, preparing and sharing.
One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Together, the three make up the One Health triad, and the health of each is inextricably connected to the others in the triad. Understanding and addressing the health issues created at this intersection is the foundation for the concept of One Health.
This session sponsored by the Circumpolar Health and Well-Being Thematic Network (TN) welcomes abstracts that describe lessons learned from evidence-based projects and/or programs related to one or both of these concepts. Demonstration of active community-engagement in all phases of the project is particularly appreciated but not absolutely necessary.
1.3 Food security and One Health perspectives
Convenor: Rhonda M. Johnson (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Presentation type: Mixed session with presentations and panel