Understanding South Asian Immigrant Women's Food Choices in the Perinatal Period
Higginbottom, Gina M.A. and Vallianatos, Helen and Shankar, Janki and Davis, Christina and Osswald, Barbara (2016) Understanding South Asian Immigrant Women's Food Choices in the Perinatal Period. International Journal of Women's Health and Wellness, 2 (1). pp. 1-7.
Official URL: http://clinmedjournals.org/articles/ijwhw/international-journal-of-womens-health-and-wellness-ijwhw-2-013.php?jid=ijwhw
Background: Food practices throughout the perinatal period have a profound influence on the health and wellbeing of a mother and her child. Following migration, pregnant immigrant women bring with them culturally-situated beliefs about appropriate eating behaviours, while simultaneously encountering new socio-cultural environments that can negatively affect their food choices. Research is needed to inform and improve the provision of culturally appropriate maternal health and nutritional care.
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