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The refugee and immigrant populations in the United States are growing. Upon arriving in the United States, these populations often have little knowledge of nutrition or available food choices. Despite being burdened by under- and over-nutrition, nutrition is seldom addressed during their initial health assessment. As the Academy expands its scope globally, understanding the nutritional and health challenges faced by refugee and immigrant populations when relocating to the United States is paramount. This session will identify those challenges and demonstrate the connection between refugee and immigrant mental health and dietary acculturation.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 7120, 9020
- Describe why nutrition is considered to be a "double burden" among refugee and immigrant populations.
- Identify at least two causes of under- and over- nutrition in refugee and immigrant communities in the United States.
- Recognize how dietary acculturation is associated with the mental health of refugees and immigrants coming to the US.
- Jigna Dharod, PhD
- Cordialis Msora-Kasago, MA, RD
- Shannon Robson, PhD, MPH, RD
Planned with the Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition