Skip to comments.Immigrant Moms Face Challenge of Adapting to U.S.-Type Meals
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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nonsense! Beans and rice staples in their diet. Available EVERYWHERE cheap.
Talk about adjustments; you should have seen me in the basic training mess hall.
Beans, rice and plantains and tortillas is beans, rice, plantains and tortillas. What could be the big problem? Its in every grocery store.
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.
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.
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).
If they came from a food desert they’re all set. LOL
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?
“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).
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...
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.
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!
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 didnt 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 didnt 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 didnt have a government grant.
I’m sorry.I’ll work harder to provide better food choices!
I'm sure it was a lengthy and deliberate study...
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!!
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.
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.
But how much grass-fed beef and organic arugula can you find, in the poorer neighborhood groceries?
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).
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.
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.
That’s some high-level math you’re doing there!
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?
1 pound of pinto beans, divided by a brazilian...
Why would anyone move to a country where they are unable to cope with the food?
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.
I see no mention of the counter study on the ability to provide nutritious meals in their, ‘own’, country.
She needs to return home so she will have all the answers.
Grass-fed beef??? Are you bleepin’ kidding me? That stuff tastes like... grass. It’s grain fed or nothing for me.
Why is there a Fox Latino?
Follow the money. The study was most likely funded by your local "family and consumer science professional"...whatever the hell that is.
Latinas cannot find rice,beans and tortilla here?
4 C flour
1 t salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 C water
Then if you don’t like American food, go back to Mexico.
Same here plus there are actual Mexican markets EVERYWHERE!!!
Talk about a bunch of BS.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...