Applied Human Nutrition

Applied Human Nutrition

DLI (Data Liberation Initiative)

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a subscription plan providing access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty at participating institutions in accordance with their Conditions of Use.  If you require access to data files please contact Sandra Sawchuk ( Depending on the nature of your request DLI assistance or training may be required before data can be made available.  Many files will require access to SPSS, Beyond 20/20 or statistical software for viewing or analysis.

Federal: Household Spending, Food, Price Index


Health Canada

Provincial Statistics and Reports

International Government Information

Search for Canadian Government Information and Publications

Related sites

Print / CD Resources

The Library has some useful sources in hardcopy:

Canada Food Stats
 HD 9014 C2 C242 CD-ROM Includes analysis/articles on a wide variety of topics: childhood and adolescent obesity, eating habits, the food industry in Canada, labelling practices, food insecurity etc. The CDs  may be borrowed. The last issue published is 2009.

Foodservice Facts: Market Review and Forecast
Ref TX 910 C2 Annual overview of the food industry in Canada

Tracking Nutrition Trends
TX 360 C3 T733 Canadian attitudes on nutrition and diet. Report No. VII(2008) is available online from the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research.

Canadian Community Health Survey
Cycle 2.2 (2004) - Nutrition. CD-ROM. In 2004, nutrition was the specific health focus on the CCHS.
Government Documents Collection FG CS 82-024

Market Research Handbook
Ref HC 115 A53. The last issue published is 2008.

FP Markets: Canadian Demographics
Ref HC 111 F5 (annual)

Women in Canada, Gender-Based Statistical Report
The latest issue is online. Older editions are shelved as HQ 1453 W6.

Halifax Regional Municipality

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