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Extension Family & Community Development from Oregon State University
Website for educators interested in information, resources, tips, and skill-building to
effectively work with culturally diverse audience and develop nutrition education program.

Bringing Heart Health to Latinos: A Guide for Building Community Programs

Ethnic/Cultural Food Pyramids

National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging
Amy J. Sindler, staff of the National Policy and Contact: Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, Florida International University, Miami, FL., has complied a resource page entitled, “Cultural Diversity as Part of Nutrition Education and Counseling which includes information on competencies important for multicultural nutrition counseling and links to resources on culture and nutrition. Contact:

Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators



Cultural Competence Improvement Tool (CCIT)
The Cultural Competence Improvement Tool was been developed by the National Black Child Development Institute under the supervision of Lauren Hogan, Director of Public Policy and Angele’ Doyne, Child Health Program Coordinator. The CCIT can assist schools, after school providers, and child care providers conduct a review of cultural competence in existing health and nutrition education curricula. This tool can be used in the following ways: 1) It can help providers select a health and nutrition curriculum that meets the particular needs of their learners (i.e., children and family members); 2) It can help providers improve the cultural relevance of an existing health and nutrition curriculum being used in their program; 3) It can be used to compare multiple health and nutrition curricula in order to choose a curriculum that best fits your program needs.

Ethnic and Regional Food Practices
A Series by the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association (1995-2000). For professionals and consumers, these manuals encompass 11 ethnic and regional groups, and their cultural and dietary customs. Historical and geographical influences on traditional and current diets and implications of dietary habits on recommendations for diabetes management are discussed. Each manual includes supplemental exchange lists, a glossary of food items, and modified versions of traditional recipes. Available for Soul and Traditional Southern Food (#1441), Filipino American, Alaska Natives (#1697), Hmong American, Navajo (#1700), Chinese American (#1662), Jewish (#1654), Mexican American (#1646), Northern Plains Indian, Indian & Pakistani (# 1514), Cajun & Creole (#145X).
American Dietetic Association.
(800) 877-1600 ext. 5000

Ethnic Pyramids
For professionals and consumers, these language sets contain Food Pyramids and handouts for healthy adults, mothers and babies, mature adults, and children. All are bilingual and copyright free. Available in 37 languages, including Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Laotian, Polish, Russian, Somali, Turkish, and more. N.E.N.A. Project/CARA, Department of Anthropology & Geography, Georgia State University.