Summary What is already known about this topic? Receiving the recommended childhood vaccinations on schedule is the best way to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination coverage in the United States for […]
Abstract Objective: To explore how Brazilian-born immigrant mothers living in the USA obtain information about physical activity (PA) and screen time (ST) behaviours for their preschool-aged children. Research design Focus […]
The objective of the study was to provide culturally appropriate nutrition education to improve the diets of Vietnamese women. Bicultural, bilingual Vietnamese-American nutrition education assistants taught five; to seven lessons in the Vietnamese language, using nutrition education materials written in Vietnamese. Over time, the dietary nutrient density of calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and potassium significantly improved in the intervention group, compared with the control group.
A randomized controlled trial was used to determine whether assigning mixed feeders to a breastfeeding clinic within 1 week postpartum would increase exclusive breastfeeding at 1 month, among Hispanic immigrants. Results indicated that the intervention group was more likely to exclusively breastfeed; that the incidence of formula supplementation did not differ between groups; and that the intervention group was less likely to supplement with water and tea.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether breastfeeding attitudes were associated with breastfeeding intent and sociodemographic variables. The findings suggested that targeting breastfeeding initiatives toward low-income, less-educated, US-born mothers who lacked breastfeeding support from their loved ones might improve breastfeeding rates among urban first-time mothers.
The authors examines infant-feeding practices and maternal diet in Mexican immigrant families in California. researchers found that mothers living in the US for fewer than 6 years breastfed their infants exclusively for at least 16 weeks. In addition, 20% of mothers living in the US from 6 years to 15 years and 17% of mothers living in the US for more than 15 years exclusively breastfed. Longer duration of residence in the US was associated with significantly higher intakes of vegetables, low-fat milk, salty snacks, animal protein, and cereals.
During this webinar, NWA and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) provided an update on immigrants’ rights to WIC benefits. The panelists discussed the status of the leaked executive order […]
"Participation in WIC during pregnancy was significantly associated with being up-to-date at 2, 6, and 36 months. Participation in WIC was associated with an increased likelihood of up-to-date vaccination status, and engaging eligible foreign-born families in programs such as WIC might provide an opportunity to increase on-time vaccination "
The results for early introduction of solid foods indicated that Hispanic mothers in WIC are less likely to introduce solid food early and add cereal to a baby’s bottle.
Cambodian families in MA were more likely to use WIC than Brazilian immigrant families