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dc.contributor.advisorTinsley, Ann M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSUNIAGA DE VARGAS, ROSARIO MARIA*
dc.creatorSUNIAGA DE VARGAS, ROSARIO MARIAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T09:53:17Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T09:53:17Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/292066
dc.description.abstractForty Spanish speaking women attending a WIC clinic in Tucson, Arizona were interviewed about food and nutrition beliefs and practices during the menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation periods and about their attitudes concerning cravings and pica practices. The sample was composed of two different age groups, younger women and older women. Findings showed that a majority of respondents held one or more dietary beliefs and practices pertaining to the various periods of the life cycle. Most of these beliefs and practices appeared to be cultural patterns, and the respondents appeared to be influenced by an older female relative. Age and education were associated with these beliefs and practices. Some of these practices could lead to a diminished nutritional status. Specialized nutrition education programs need to be developed for this ethnic group to correct dietary misconceptions and change eating patterns during these crucial periods.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nutrition.en_US
dc.titleFOOD AND NUTRITION BELIEFS AND PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LIFE CYCLE OF SPANISH-SPEAKING WOMENen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1323172en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition and Food Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-19T11:29:19Z
html.description.abstractForty Spanish speaking women attending a WIC clinic in Tucson, Arizona were interviewed about food and nutrition beliefs and practices during the menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation periods and about their attitudes concerning cravings and pica practices. The sample was composed of two different age groups, younger women and older women. Findings showed that a majority of respondents held one or more dietary beliefs and practices pertaining to the various periods of the life cycle. Most of these beliefs and practices appeared to be cultural patterns, and the respondents appeared to be influenced by an older female relative. Age and education were associated with these beliefs and practices. Some of these practices could lead to a diminished nutritional status. Specialized nutrition education programs need to be developed for this ethnic group to correct dietary misconceptions and change eating patterns during these crucial periods.


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