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Changing Behaviors - Draft, Mar15

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Sylvia Klinger

on 18 March 2014

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Transcript of Changing Behaviors - Draft, Mar15

But consumption of key nutrients is still too low.
How to build healthy eating patterns among Hispanics
Changing Behaviors:
One Culture at a Time
Build on strengths
Honor cultural heritage
Provide encouragement & positive reinforcement
Choose nutrient-dense foods
Hispanic obesity rates are rising.
Type 2 diabetes
# 1 Cause of
Death among
Hispanic Men
& Women, 2010
Heart Disease & Hispanics
Linked to growing rates of:
Calorie intake is growing...
And intake goals are falling short.
Fill the nutritional gaps
Bulk up with fiber
Use food to fight Hispanic health challenges
Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease
Add potassium rich foods
To improve sodium-potassium ratio
Tufts University, Framingham Heart Study
Start with small changes
Look for healthier
to favorite foods
Aid weight loss
Higher consumers of dairy had less annual weight gain than lower consumers.
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