Beyond the Melting Pot and Salad Bowl Views of Cultural Diversity: Advancing Cultural Diversity Education of Nutrition Educators
By Kelebogile Tsametse Setiloane
This article outlines how the melting pot and salad bowl views of cultural diversity have influenced the cultural training of nutrition educators and other health professionals. It explores how these views are changing in reaction to the changing demographics and health disparities seen in the US today and how the cultural training of nutrition educators has not kept up with these changing views. Suggestions for how this cultural education could be modified include placing a greater emphasis on both the cultural self-awareness of nutrition educators and the sociopolitical historical factors that influence the cultural orientation of nutrition educators and their clients.
March 30, 2021
Setiloane KT. Beyond the Melting Pot and Salad Bowl Views of Cultural Diversity: Advancing Cultural Diversity Education of Nutrition Educators. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Oct;48(9):664-668.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2016.05.008. Epub 2016 Jun 17. PMID: 27324670. Available online: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27324670/