The Canadian Press

2016-06-28 | Residential Schools Nutrition Study

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A new study suggests indigenous children from Saskatchewan and Manitoba were healthy when they were sent to residential schools. Paul Hackett, a researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, says he and two others analysed the body mass index of more than 17-hundred children entering the schools between 1919 and the 1950s. They found 80 per cent of the children were at a healthy weight -- better than the average Canadian child today. (Hackett says the results suggest the residential school experience set the stage for the health problems plaguing indigenous people today.)

Date: 2016-06-28
Placeline: SASKATOON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << all that suggested they were healthy on the whole percent would fall within what we considered to be normal body mass index values so they were either overweight or underweight or nor drastically need to directions they were reasonably healthy kids and that was somewhat surprising to me >>