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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration
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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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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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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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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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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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9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:42:05 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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