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ERIC Number: EJ1045820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Development of a Culturally Responsive Nutrition Promotion Course for Latinos
Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n1 p10-17 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically relevant education are recommended (DHHS, 2010; Rios-Ellis, 2011; Wallace, Fulwood, & Alvarado, 2008). The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training convened concerned Health Science (HSC) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) faculty and research staff at CSULB. The purpose was to apply for a "Transdisciplinary Graduate Education and Training" grant, 2011-2016, with an overall outcome of reduction and prevention of early childhood obesity in Latino families. The purpose of this article is to: (1) inform and ignite FCS faculty and students to pursue collaborative, interdisciplinary research and university-based projects, including course development, so that curricula reflect both the multicultural nature of the U.S. and the current FCS Body of Knowledge themes; and (2) outline the development and approval of a new graduate course at CSULB within the FCS and HSC departments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2011-6700230152