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Pass the fermented walrus: Four insights into practicing dietetics on Baffin Island

A dietitian explores the challenges of adapting to a new culture when she moves to Iqaluit.

AP-headshot1.JPGApril Peters is the Baffin regional clinical outpatient dietitian, working out of Iqaluit. She covers all of Baffin Island, which includes everything from hamlets, with as few as 130 people living in them, to Iqaluit, which has a population of about 8500. She previously worked as a community dietitian in Haida Gwaii and with CBORD nutrition software in Prince George. She is quite happy to be contacted at to answer questions or share resources.

If you are laughing about the fermented walrus, you should know – it’s a real thing. I’ll get into that later.

I knew I wanted to go north years ago. I was never an adventurous person growing up, but then it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t actually have to stay in the town I grew up in. I haven’t stopped moving ever since. I’m always thinking, “Where else could I go that would provide that extra career challenge mixed with epic adventure?” continue reading

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