Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin

Patterns of Commodity Food Use among American Indians

 

 

Abstract

 

Objectives:
To better understand risks for obesity and diabetes among
American Indians.

Methods:
Adults from tribes across the country surveyed to explore commodity
food use patterns and food choice.

Results:
Respondents reported second and third generation commodity food
use. Current commodity users stated preferences for canned and packaged
meals and were more likely to participate in other federal food programs.

Conclusions:
Low-income, nutritionally stressed families relying on federal
food programs may be at increased risk of obesity and diet-related chronic
conditions due to long-term use of foods that are high in fat and calories
and low in fiber.

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