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Culturally relevant educational interventions are necessary to mitigate nutrition and health disparities affecting Hispanic/Latinos. This session presents a model to successfully reach Hispanic/Latinos for community nutrition research. This model incorporates community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods, which have gained popularity in the last two decades to better meet the needs of the Hispanic/Latino population. Examples of community nutrition research with Hispanic/Latino families will illustrate the components to consider when planning, designing, and evaluating programs to promote healthy eating and feeding practices in this group. The session will also review the needs assessment, and will demonstrate how behavior change theory and cultural adaptation principles are key components of effective educational programs to improve eating behavior of young children and parents and feeding practices of parents with children at risk of obesity.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 4030, 1080
- Convey the significance of conducting nutrition needs assessment with Hispanic/Latino children and families
- Describe culturally relevant components to consider when tailoring behavior change interventions for Hispanic/Latino children and families
- Identify approaches to evaluate multicomponent interventions with Hispanic/Latino children and families
- Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN