4270.0 Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Nutrition Among Immigrants

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
The purposes of this session are three-fold. The first purpose is to better understand how to develop culturally-relevant interventions for immigrant/refugee communities. The second purpose is to better understand how to effectively intervene with immigrant/refugee communities. In several of the presentation, the focus of dietary change is specific to changing shopping behavior through a variety of mechanisms including point-of-purchase. Novel methods are described such as the use of digital story-telling, radio novela, and video. The third purpose is to better understand how to evaluate such interventions, including understanding how to evaluate change at multiple levels of influence. Given the growing diverse of the US population, this set of presentations will provide the audience with a unique perspective on how to reach Hmong, Vietnamese, and predominantly Mexican and Central American populations.
Session Objectives: -Describe methods for reaching disadvantaged populations -Recognize the diverse approaches to effectively intervene with immigrant/refugee communities to achieve dietary change -Develop appropriate evaluation methods for examining changes at multiple levels of influence
Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH

2:30 PM
Supporting healthy feeding practices among Vietnamese families with young children
Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP, Anne Hien Bui, Thanh Mai T. Nguyen, Emily Elaine Chambers and Hong-Gam Le
2:50 PM
A food-marketing and environmental change intervention to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among Latinos through food stores: Vida Sana Hoy y Maņana
Barbara Baquero, MPH, Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH, Laura Linnan, ScD, Barbara A. Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD and Paul Bloom, PhD
3:10 PM
Development of effective tools in teaching consumer skills for Hmong in California
Sua Yang, Lisa Peterson, BA, Patricia Wakimoto, DrPH, RD and Barbara Sutherland, PhD
3:30 PM
Under- and Over-Nutrition among Refugees in San Diego County, California
Amanda J. Rondinelli, MPHc, Meghan D. Morris, MPH, Timothy C. Rodwell, MD, PhD, MPH, Steve T. Popper and Kimberly C. Brouwer, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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