Hrboticky, N. Krondl, M. Acculturation to Canadian foods by Chinese immigrant boys: Changes in the perceived flavor, health value and prestige of foods. Appetite. June 1984, Vol. 5(2), p. 117-126.
This study researched how acculturation of Chinese immigrant boys in Canada affected their food choices. They found that boys who were more accultured and had a better grasp of the language preferred desserts, snacks, and fast foods. These boys were also able to determine which foods were more nutrient rich. This applies to my study because I want to see if Tibetans in India have changed their food preferences.
Lee, Wan-Ping. Lingard, Jennifer. Bermingham, Margaret. Change in diet and body mass index in Taiwanese women with length of residence in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007; 16 (1): 56-65.
This study observed Taiwanese women who are living in Australia to see if their height, weight, waist and hip circumference, and percent total body fat were different than Taiwanese women living in Taiwan. They found that they are, in fact different due to an increase in energy and saturated fat consumption. This increase is associated with their length of residence in Australia. This relates to my study because these women’s diets changed because they now live in Australia. I want to see how the Tibetan diet has changed now that they live in India.
Reshma Roshania, K.M. Narayan, Venkat. Oza-Frank, Reena. Age at arrival and risk of obesity among US immigrants. Obesity (2008). 16, 12, 2669-2675.
This study surveyed many immigrants to the US to determine whether or not how long they’ve lived here affects their risk for obesity. They found that those who come to the US at a younger age and live here for a long time are at a great risk for obesity. This study applies to mine because the immigrants’ diets must have changed when they came to live in the US. I want to know how the Tibetans’ diet has changed since living in India.
Neuhouser, Marian, L. Thompson, Beti. Coronado, Gloria D. Solomon, Cam C. Vegetables intakes are associated with greater acculturation among Mexicans living in Washington state. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2004;104:51-57.
This study observed whether becoming acculturated to the US affected the fruit and vegetable intake of Mexican immigrants in Washington. They found that as the immigrants became more and more acculturated to the US they ate less fruits and vegetables. They also had a higher fat intake than those who are less acculturated. This applies to my research because I want to see if the Tibetans’ diet has changed as they have become acculturated to India.