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Immigrant Moms Face Challenge of Adapting to U.S.-Type Meals
Fox News Latino ^ | December 19, 2012 | Fox News Latino

Posted on 12/22/2012 8:31:37 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas and subsist on low incomes, face "serious challenges" to preparing nutritious meals, according to a new study.

The study, published this week in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, says that Hispanic mothers have problems when they want to serve healthy, nourishing food to their youngsters as they confront "new food environments."

The research was carried out by Kimberly Greder, PhD, of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University, together with Flor Romero de Slowing and Kimberly Doudna, also of ISU.

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Did they really need to do a study about this ?
1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:31:43 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
Allow me to calculate how many $h!+s I give....

....0.

2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:34:42 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: moonshinner_09

nonsense! Beans and rice staples in their diet. Available EVERYWHERE cheap.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:35:38 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: moonshinner_09
i guess there just isn't any nutritious food in the grocery stores anymore... feh
4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: moonshinner_09

Talk about adjustments; you should have seen me in the basic training mess hall.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:15 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Beans, rice and plantains and tortillas is beans, rice, plantains and tortillas. What could be the big problem? Its in every grocery store.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 8:37:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: faucetman

In all of the grocery stores around here, Central California Coast, more of the clerks and such speak Spanish than speak English. All of the signs, labels, prices, ads are in Spanish. If you want to work at the local welfare office you have to be bilingual. Don’t see the problem for them although I have a few.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 8:39:27 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: moonshinner_09
Did they really need to do a study about this ?

Not only did they "need" to do a study, that we taxpayers funded...they will develop a government run solution, that we, again, will fund.

8 posted on 12/22/2012 8:41:55 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: moonshinner_09

9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:42:05 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: moonshinner_09
Greder and her collaborators maintain that the solution to this problem should be provided by family and consumer science professionals - they should be the ones to create opportunities to introduce immigrant families to certain existing programs such as vegetable gardening techniques.

Those same professionals, the researchers say, should work with schools and other organizations to make sure children have access to adequate meals and should take the lead in "identifying strategies to maintain healthy cultural food traditions."

Naturally there has to be a big government solution to this problem (if there is a problem).

10 posted on 12/22/2012 8:43:16 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: moonshinner_09

If they came from a food desert they’re all set. LOL


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:44:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: moonshinner_09

I hate to sound off like this ,but if they stayed in their formally familiar environment,they wouldn’t have a problem,now would they?


12 posted on 12/22/2012 8:44:43 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: moonshinner_09
criminalien migrants? give a damn meter Pictures, Images and Photos
13 posted on 12/22/2012 8:45:11 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: faucetman

“Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas”

Really; if they’re in rural areas they aren’t in “food deserts”. They might create their own “neglecting anchor babies” deserts, but that’s about it. I was under the impression that urban Hispanics were in much worse shape (pardon the pun) than their rural counterparts; those little porkers LOVE fast food (then go home and eat meals to sustain farmhands before they ooze onto the couch and watch TV).


14 posted on 12/22/2012 8:45:25 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: moonshinner_09

Most immigrant groups have faced the problem of Unfamiliar Food—and solved it. But rice? Beans? My groceries are full of many different brands of tortillas! Someone is whining with some kind of agenda...


15 posted on 12/22/2012 8:47:30 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

My ancestors brought a lot of their familiar foods with them or adapted what was here to more familiar forms.

If there’s one thing I love about multiculturalism its the food.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 8:53:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: moonshinner_09

These people don’t know how to grow vegetables? But they came from rural areas where what you grew was what you ate?

Yep, another created crisis that only government employed (union) bureaucrats can solve!


17 posted on 12/22/2012 8:55:48 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas and subsist on low incomes, face "serious challenges" to preparing nutritious meals, according to a new study.

I am shocked I tell you! Shocked!

Low income immigrant mothers have problems preparing nutritious meals?

I wonder if they had that same problem in their homeland.

If they didn’t I wonder why the H did they come here?

Either way why should anyone care enough to study the fact? It is hardly news and it has been a fact of life for low skilled immigrants everywhere forever. It didn’t take a study to find out something that has been common knowledge for centuries.

And guess what every small rural community I know of has a food bank. Problem solved and I didn’t have a government grant.

18 posted on 12/22/2012 8:56:16 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m sorry.I’ll work harder to provide better food choices!


19 posted on 12/22/2012 8:56:20 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: moonshinner_09
Flor Romero de Slowing

I'm sure it was a lengthy and deliberate study...

20 posted on 12/22/2012 9:01:06 AM PST by mikrofon (And costly.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They chose to immigrate here because conditions were better than where they left. What were they eating before they came here. All groceries have a variety of cheap nutritious food. Mercy. Funds for studies need to be cut severely!!


21 posted on 12/22/2012 9:03:18 AM PST by BlessedAmerican (Put your congressional reps. on speed dial...and then use it often....)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

re: “Allow me to calculate how many $h!+s I give.... “

I LOVE your response and your eloquence. No one could have said it better. Thank you for my first real laugh of the week.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 9:03:26 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: moonshinner_09
This is just another trial balloon for another welfare program for illegal immigrants.

The party of Santa Claus is making sure that the Latino vote grows and grows.

Free money is the Democrats trade mark. Too bad that it is driving the economy in to the dirt.

23 posted on 12/22/2012 9:04:45 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: cripplecreek
If there’s one thing I love about multiculturalism its the food.

Yes! And anything really wonderful eventually becomes mainstream!
24 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:00 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: moonshinner_09
I'll bet they don't find it a "challenge" to adapt to US-style food stamps.God knows Osama Obama's *aunt* never found it a challenge.
25 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: faucetman

But how much grass-fed beef and organic arugula can you find, in the poorer neighborhood groceries?


26 posted on 12/22/2012 9:09:01 AM PST by jdege
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To: moonshinner_09

Are they talking about immigrant immigrants or illegal immigrants? If they’re illegal then they get all the substance they need from the government (read taxpayers).


27 posted on 12/22/2012 9:15:44 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nepeta

There are still some regionally “restricted” foods here in the USA. Things like “good” Pasties (not nipple caps) are still hard to find outside northern Michigan, Wisconsin and into Minnesota.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 9:19:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: moonshinner_09

This sounds like hogwash to me.

Yes, it’s going to be difficult to find the exact same ingredients you are used to in a different country. But come on now. Beans, rice, tortillas, etc. are available in nearly every grocery store or supermarket you’ll find these days. The offerings may be “Americanized” but they are there.

Furthermore, places like Wal-Mart now carry a lot of specialty items in their meat departments and the like. Tripe for menudo, Queso chihuaha, etc.

Beyond that, there are Mexican markets in most decent sized cities. Other Latin specialties are admittedly rarer, but so what? If the ingredients aren’t quite the same as back home, do what the Chinese railroad workers did over a century ago: adapt. Chop Suey isn’t a native Chinese dish, but it kept a lot of Chinese workers in America fed.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 9:21:56 AM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

LOL!

That’s some high-level math you’re doing there!


30 posted on 12/22/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: peteyd
I hate to sound off like this ,but if they stayed in their formally familiar environment,they wouldn’t have a problem,now would they?

Hear, hear!

BTW, this mama made tacos for dinner yesterday. Last week, we had several meals from a pot of beans and a pan of cornbread. Where's the cultural difference? Aside from Native American fare and the hamburger, what dish hasn't been brought in by immigrants?

31 posted on 12/22/2012 9:27:20 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: 2111USMC

1 pound of pinto beans, divided by a brazilian...


32 posted on 12/22/2012 9:27:46 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why would anyone move to a country where they are unable to cope with the food?


33 posted on 12/22/2012 9:28:46 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kearnyirish2

If these people live in rural areas, why can’t they start little vegetable gardens? I’m here in the northeast ‘burbs and I’ve got one.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 9:33:50 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: moonshinner_09

I see no mention of the counter study on the ability to provide nutritious meals in their, ‘own’, country.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 9:38:12 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: moonshinner_09

She needs to return home so she will have all the answers.


36 posted on 12/22/2012 9:43:32 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jdege

Grass-fed beef??? Are you bleepin’ kidding me? That stuff tastes like... grass. It’s grain fed or nothing for me.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 9:45:21 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why is there a Fox Latino?


38 posted on 12/22/2012 9:46:18 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Greder and her collaborators maintain that the solution to this problem should be provided by family and consumer science professionals - they should be the ones to create opportunities to introduce immigrant families to certain existing programs such as vegetable gardening techniques.

Follow the money. The study was most likely funded by your local "family and consumer science professional"...whatever the hell that is.

39 posted on 12/22/2012 9:46:51 AM PST by GnL
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To: moonshinner_09

Latinas cannot find rice,beans and tortilla here?


40 posted on 12/22/2012 9:53:40 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

LOL!


41 posted on 12/22/2012 10:00:14 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen

Flour Tortillas

4 C flour
1 t salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 C water


42 posted on 12/22/2012 10:27:16 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Then if you don’t like American food, go back to Mexico.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 10:36:55 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: artichokegrower

Same here plus there are actual Mexican markets EVERYWHERE!!!
Talk about a bunch of BS.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 11:31:17 AM PST by sheana
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To: cripplecreek
There are still some regionally “restricted” foods here in the USA. Things like “good” Pasties (not nipple caps) are still hard to find outside northern Michigan, Wisconsin and into Minnesota.

Yes, but if you are really determined, you can make your own after picking great-gramma's brain and watching her make the stuff.
45 posted on 12/22/2012 11:43:04 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: moonshinner_09

Here we have a made up, invented problem in search of a solution. And, of course, the government is more than happy to generously fund research into yet another non-problem.
I have a suggestion for the criminal aliens struggling with “new food environments:” GO HOME!


46 posted on 12/22/2012 12:12:47 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Gosh, is there no end to the problems these helpless wretches have in our country? Is there no end to the guilt we must feel and the ways in which we must worry about them, cater to them and pamper them?

Just one more bit of evidence that these people are not a “blessing” but a problem and a burden and should go back to their home countries.


47 posted on 12/22/2012 12:40:00 PM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: bgill; jdege

I love grass fed beef. Just had one butchered and is all ready in my freezer for the whole year ($4 a pound). The meat is so delicious and it is very lean. Have to add a little olive oil to fry the hamburger.


48 posted on 12/22/2012 1:28:27 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: moonshinner_09

Are they legal or illegal? Why do they choose to live where there is too small a foreign population to supply their ethnic food needs?

This is insane, foreign race baiting of America and Americans.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 1:48:02 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: miss marmelstein

Here in NJ our “rural areas” are farms; there is no shortage of fresh vegetables, but if they’re going to deep-fry them I guess it won’t help...


50 posted on 12/22/2012 2:14:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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