SM. Cultural competency: how is it measured? does it make a difference?
Hayes-Bautista DE, Hsu P, Perez A, Gamboa C. The 'browning' of the
graying of america: diversity in the elderly population and policy
implications. Generations. 2002;26:15-24.
JC, Smith NH. Health and social issues associated with racial, ethnic,
and cultural disparities. Generations. 2002;26:25-32.
S, Eng C, Hansen JC. Cultural awareness in health and social services:
the experience of on lok. Generations. 2002;26:46-53.
Takamura J. Social policy issues and concerns in a diverse aging
society: implications of increasing diversity. Generations.
D, Tursi C. Recognizing diversity and moving toward cultural competence:
one organization's effort. Generations. 2002;26:54-58.
2002 and earlier
Cultural Competence: A Guidebook for Providers of Services to Older
Americans and Their Families (2000). This guidebook
from the federal Administration on Aging outlines the principles of
cultural competence and offers guidance on creating programs that
in East and West
(2000). For professionals and consumers, in this book, widely
recognized experts present the first comparative analysis of recent
developments among 6 Eastern and Western nations concerning population
aging and its consequences. Chapters focus on demographic trends,
sociocultural contexts, and policy implications. Nations selected
as case studies include: the People's Republic of China, the Republic
of Korea, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Springer Publishing. (877) 687-7476.
the Culturally Different: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition (1999).
this reference book on multicultural counseling includes
individual chapters on counseling African Americans, Asian Americans,
Latino/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Wiley
Publishers. (800) 225-5945.
Counseling: A Guide for Nutrition and Health Counselors. For
contains tips on how to counsel different cultural groups and how
to approach a change in diet; applies to all cross-cultural counseling
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Services.
Food Photos and Guide to Common Cultural Foods. For professionals
this photo set can be used to teach lessons about Foods in
the Food Guide Pyramid and in counseling situations. The cards show
colorful photos of 54 foods - one food per 5 x 5 card.
Iowa State University, Extension Distribution Center.
Food Pyramids. For professionals and consumers, view the Food
Pyramids featured in previous months, such as Arabic, Caribbean
Islands, Thai, Portuguese, Biblical Times, and Soul Pyramids. Cultural
food pyramids were created by SEMDA members and dietetic students.
This site also features fact sheets on various herbs and supplements.
The Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. (404) 651-2542.
Family & Community Development from Oregon State University
Description: Website for educators interested in
information, resources, tips, and skill-building so that they can
more effectively work with culturally diverse audience and develop
nutrition education program.
A Multi-Cultural Feast (1998). For professionals and consumers,
this video examines the multicultural origins of many foods
we take for granted. Learning Seed. (800) 634-4941.
Guide Pyramid Poster Set. For professionals, this set of ethnic
Pyramid Posters includes the basic Food Guide Pyramid, vegetarian,
children's and older Americans plus six ethnic cuisines-Mexican, Chinese,
Indian, Traditional Southern/Soul, Italian and Native American. All
versions include serving sizes for foods in each group. Item number
8010, 10 adaptations, 11x14 in full color.
American Dietetic Association. (800) 877-1600 ext. 5000