Food choices, food sufficiency practices, and nutrition education needs of Hispanic migrant workers in Pennsylvania

Katherine Cason, Sergio Nieto-Montenegro, America Chavez-Martinez

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Abstract

This study examined components of health and well-being including nutrition, food choices, food sufficiency practices, and nutrition education needs of Hispanic migrant workers in Pennsylvania. Twelve focus group interviews were conducted with Hispanics in 5 different counties in Pennsylvania. Issues cited as affecting food choices were flavor, habit, tradition, and pleasure. Participants in all the focus groups mentioned that their eating habits have changed dramatically since coming to the United States, such as not eating as many fresh fruits and vegetables, because of perceived poor quality and high price. According to these results, the nutrition information and skills needed by this target audience are similar to what is needed by other population groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-158
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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