The Food, Environment, Health, and Nutrition of First Nations Children and Youth (FEHNCY) Study is a 10-year cross-Canada research study that will look at nutrition, health and environmental issues of First Nations communities, particularly, children and youth aged 3 to 19, through partnerships and community participation. FEHNCY is funded by Indigenous Services Canada and conducted in full partnership between the Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa, Assembly of First Nations, Université Laval, McGill University, and Health Canada. The study results will help inform government policy and community program recommendations to improve the health of First Nations children. The study will also contribute to capacity building within First Nations.
Principal investigators: Dr. Laurie Chan (University of Ottawa), Dr. Malek Batal (Université de Montréal), Dr. Tonio Sadik (Assembly of First Nations), Dr. Treena Delormier (McGill University), Dr. Mélanie Lemire (Université Laval), Dr. Jiping Zhu (Health Canada), Dr. Tom Kovesi (University of Ottawa), Dr. Geneviève Mercille (Université de Montréal), Irving Leblanc (Assembly of First Nations), Dr. Richard Bélanger (Université Laval), Dr. Pierre Ayotte (Université Laval), Dr. Mylène Riva (McGill University), Dr. Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock (McGill University).
Staff: Lynn Barwin (Manager - University of Ottawa), Milena Nardocci Fusco (Coordinator - Université de Montréal), Stéphane Decelles (Consultant - Université de Montréal), Amy Ing (Senior Researcher/Data Analyst - Université de Montréal), Victor Odele (Communications Coordinator - Assembly of First Nations), Katlyn Belanger-Donovan (Communications - Assembly of First Nations), Pascale Piedboeuf (Research Associate - Université Laval), Élisabeth Gagné (Research Nurse), Nathalie Ouellet (Laboratory Manager), Ana Deaconu (Université de Montréal).