Asian-American obesity prevention materials

Posted by on August 13, 2007

Some areas of the United States have very diverse populations; sometimes it can be difficult to conduct nutrition education through language barriers. The University of California Berkeley Cooperative Extension has developed materials for Asian non-English speaking food stamp recipients about childhood overweight. This series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children. The educational materials were pilot-tested with small groups of parents for cognitive knowledge, change in attitudes about overweight in children, and any intentions to change family health behaviors. Materials are currently available in Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Hmong, and English. Khmer and Tagalog materials may be available in the future. English versions of these materials are available as well.

To access these materials please visit, Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight Among Immigrant Families from Asia:

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