Applying socio-cultural lenses to childhood obesity prevention among African migrants to high-income western countries : the role of acculturation, parenting and family functioning

Renzaho, Andre and Mellor, David 2010, Applying socio-cultural lenses to childhood obesity prevention among African migrants to high-income western countries : the role of acculturation, parenting and family functioning, International journal of migration, health and social care, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 34-42.

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Title Applying socio-cultural lenses to childhood obesity prevention among African migrants to high-income western countries : the role of acculturation, parenting and family functioning
Author(s) Renzaho, Andre
Mellor, David
Journal name International journal of migration, health and social care
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 34
End page 42
Total pages 9
Publisher Pier Professional Ltd.
Place of publication Hove, England
Publication date 2010-02
ISSN 1747-9894
2042-8650
Keyword(s) migration
acculturation
intergenerational
parenting
obesity
Summary Migration from third-world and low-income countries to high-income Western countries presents significant challenges for individuals and families, and for health service providers in the receiving societies. Cultural conflicts related to preferred body size/shape and parenting practices, together with differential inter generational rates and styles of acculturation, can affect nutritional and lifestyle choices and be associated with high rates of childhood obesity. Using African cultures as an example, this paper examines these issues. It concludes that, in designing and implementating obesity prevention programmes, health service providers need to understand these factors and how they play out.
Language eng
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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