Food, Environment, and Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American Health
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The food system and environment have direct relevance to public health. We are pleased to note that there is an increasing trend to assess dietary behaviors, health outcomes, and other environmental influences on the health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. As the society becomes more diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, and health needs, it is important to understand how these ongoing socio-demographic changes influence people's food choices, health behaviors, and relevant health outcomes. This session will address how environmental exposure and dietary behaviors influence health outcomes over time in varying groups of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans.
Session Objectives: Discuss potential disparities in hazardous environmental exposure between Asian Americans and other groups (African Americans, Hispanics, and Whites).
Explain how environment and dietary practices might affect health status among select groups of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islander Americans.
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Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Oral Health, Socialist Caucus, Veterinary Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)