National WIC Association

Culturally relevant nutrition education improves dietary quality among WIC-eligible Vietnamese immigrants

Ikeda JP, et al. Culturally relevant nutrition education improves dietary quality among WIC-eligible Vietnamese immigrants. J Nutr Educ Behav. May/Jun 2002;34(3):151-158.

The objective of the study was to provide culturally appropriate nutrition education to improve the diets of Vietnamese women. Bicultural, bilingual Vietnamese-American nutrition education assistants taught five  to seven lessons in the Vietnamese language, using nutrition education materials written in Vietnamese. Over time, the dietary nutrient density of calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and potassium significantly improved in the intervention group, compared with the control group.