“It really relies on the wife to get men to eat healthy”: African American men's and women's perceptions of how wives influence men's eating behavior and dietary health
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
List mechanisms and pathways through which marital relationships influence the eating behaviors and dietary health of middle-aged and older African American men. Analyze similarities and differences in African American men’s and women’s perceptions of how wives influence men’s eating behavior. Identify cultural, social, and gender factors that may promote and deter married African American men from healthy eating.
Keyword(s): Men’s Health, Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently a doctoral student in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on how social determinants of health influence health behaviors and outcomes, with a focus on African American men. I conducted the analyses presented in this paper.
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