Foods and Non-Food Items Eligible for a Subsidy in Old Crow – Starting October 1, 2021

Author: Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Date: 2012
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Nutrition North Canada: Helping bring healthy foods to northern homes

Food Group Higher Subsidy Level Lower Subsidy Level
This list will take effect in Old Crow on October 1, 2012.
Vegetables and Fruit
  • Fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Dried vegetables and fruit (unseasoned or unsweetened)
  • Frozen unsweetened juice concentrate
  • Unsweetened juice in individual containers of 250 ml or less, except cans
  • Unsweetened juice in containers larger than 250 ml
  • Unsweetened juice in cans
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Tomato-based sauces
Grain Products
  • Bread and bread products without filling or coating
  • Ready-to-eat cereals
  • Cook-type cereals
  • Flour
  • Crackers, dry crisp breads and Pilot biscuits
  • Arrowroot and social tea cookies
  • Unseasoned plain dry pasta
  • Unseasoned plain rice and other grains
  • Unseasoned plain popping corn (unpopped kernels)
  • Bannock and pancake mixes
  • Fresh pasta, without sauce
Milk and Alternatives
  • Milk (e.g., fresh, UHT, powdered, canned evaporated)
  • Buttermilk
  • Fortified soy beverages
  • Cheese and processed cheese slices
  • Cottage cheese
  • Yogurt and yogurt drinks
  • Cream
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Processed cheese spread
  • Ice cream and ice milk, sherbet and sorbet, and frozen yogurt
Meat and Alternatives
  • Fresh and frozen meat, poultry, fish and seafood
  • Eggs and egg substitutes
  • Unsweetened nuts and seeds
  • Peanut butter and other nut or seed based spreads
  • "Vegetarian" products (e.g., tofu, vegetable-based patties)
  • Side bacon
  • Canned fish and seafood
  • Canned and dried legumes (e.g., beans, peas and lentils)
Other Foods
  • Infant formula, infant cereals and other infant foods
  • Margarine, butter, lard, shortening and cooking oils (e.g., canola, olive, peanut)
  • Salad dressing, mayonnaise and perishable dips
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Baking powder and yeast for bread making
  • Spices, flavouring and extracts
  • Pizza mixes
  • Fresh, frozen and refrigerated combination foods, except items that are breaded, battered or in pastry, desserts, poutine, prepared sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, prepared salads
  • Fresh and frozen pizzas
Non-food items  
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Diapers, wipes and nursing pads
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Disposable absorbent underwear, toilet paper and facial tissues
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, denture adhesive and denture cleaner
  • Soap, deodorant, shampoo and hand and body lotions
  • Laundry and dishwashing detergents
Country or Traditional Foods
  • Subsidy rates for country or traditional foods are different than subsidy rates for food supplied from the South. These foods may be subsidized when available through local stores or when purchased from processing plants that are registered with the program.

Nutrition North Canada:

  • provides the highest subsidy to the most nutritious, perishable foods such as milk, eggs, meat, cheese, vegetables and fruit;
  • subsidizes commercially produced country foods;
  • continues to subsidize direct orders.

Northerners are encouraged to contact us with questions or suggestions.
Call us: 1-800-567-9604
Email us: [email protected]