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Native America and Diabetes
1. Describe the Native American diet and compare to the American diet.
2. Name three foods we should be eating. Why should we eat them? How repective do you think your family would be to eating them?
3. Briefly describe the nutrition recommendations for diabetes.
4. What aspects of the Korean culture are beneficial for diabetes management? Detrimental?
This site synthesizes readings pertinent to cultural foods and therapeutic meal patterns to provide a complete view of the social, historical, and health contexts of foods. From the list below, select the week’s theme and check your syllabus for the assigned readings. All other readings are recommended.
Food, Culture, & Dietary Care in the US: Overview Readings
Food, Diversity, and Cultural Competence in Professional Practice
Beyond the Melting Pot and Salad Bowl Views of Cultural Diversity: Advancing Cultural Diversity Education of Nutrition Educators
Burt, KG, Delgado, K, Chen, M, and Paul, R. (2019). Strategies and Recommendations to Increase Diversity in Dietetics. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(5), 733-738.
Arrendondo, P, Toporek, R, Brown, SP, Sanchez, J, Locke, DC, Sanchez, J, Stadler, H. (1996). Operationalization of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 24(1), 42-78.
Cultural Competence Self-assessment Checklist. (2015). Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society.
Multicultural Counseling Competencies as Tools to Address Oppression and Racism. (1999). Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(1), 102-108.
Food, Diversity, and Cultural Humility related research
“If They Only Knew”: Color Blindness and Universalism in California Alternative Food Institutions
Hassel, C. (2012). Nutrition Education: Toward a framework of Cultural Awareness? Whole Grains Summit, American Association of Cereal Chemists.
Stages of Acculturation (PDF)
Rethinking the Concept of Acculturation: Implications for Theory and Research
Slow Food in a Fat Society: Satisfying Ethical Appetites
Campinha-Bacote, J. (2002). The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services: A Model of Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13(3), 181-184.
Goody, CM and Drago, L. (2009). Using Cultural Competence Constructs to Understand Food Practices and Provide Diabetes Care and Education. Diabetes Spectrum, 22(1), 43-47.
Food, Diversity and Cultural Competence in Society/Popular Media
In Defense of Cultural Appropriation, New York Times, June 2017
What Americans Can Learn From Other Food Cultures, Ideas.TED.com, 2014
My column’s name does a disservice to the immigrants whose food I celebrate. So I’m dropping it. – The Washington Post, January 2, 2019
Communication Patterns and Assumptions of Differing Cultural Groups in the United States
What did ‘authenticity’ mean in 2019? – Eater, December 3, 2019
Southern Food Alliance film series: Diane Williams: Stick of Finger of Love in There
The Sporkful Podcast, Other People’s Food (all episodes available via link), 2016
Worldwide Food Overviews
What the World Eats: This National Geographic page provides interactive infographics and details about dietary patterns for many regions (1961-2011)
Weeknight Dinner Around the World – New York Times, September 24, 2019
Caribbean/Central America/South America
Religions and the Middle East
East and South Asia
India and Pakistan
Allergies and Intolerances