Obesity is a significant health problem in Australia and other developed countries and acculturation is one fo the many risk factors. This new book summarizes acculturation and anthropometric outcomes among sub-Saharan African migrants in Australia. The book further examines the relationship between acculturation and food, energy and nutrient intake and physical activity. Some policy recommendations are proposed.
Table of Contents: About the Author Acknowledgement Preface Chapter 1 - Introduction; pp. 1-10 Chapter 2 - Understanding the Nutritional Risk Profile of Sub-Saharan African Pre and Post Migration; pp. 11-27 Chapter 3 - The Sub-Saharan African Children Acculturation Scale (SACAS): A New Acculturation Instrument; pp. 29-40 Chapter 4 - Acculturation and Anthropometric Outcomes; pp. 41-55 Chapter 5 - Acculturation, Food Habits, and Dietary Intake; pp. 57-91 Chapter 6 - Acculturation, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours Among SSA Children; pp. 93-114 Chapter 7 - Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations; pp. 115-119 References Index
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111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified