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The NC Agromedicine Institute is a University of North Carolina Institute.

Member Universities:
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
NC Agricultural & Technical State University
 
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Food Security and the Diets of Young Latino Children from Migrant Worker Families
Project Name: Food Security and the Diets of Young Latino Children from Migrant Worker Families

Principal Investigator: Kristen Borre, PhD, North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, East Carolina University

Project Description: This research will accomplish the following objectives:

  1. develop a database to monitor the growth patterns of migrant day care center children, specifically to compare the BMI percentiles of migrant children to national and state standards;
  2. determine current food behaviors among migrant families including food purchasing patterns, preparation and consumption patterns;
  3. determine food and nutrition beliefs currently held by migrant day care teachers and staff and migrant parents;
  4. develop a protocol for training curriculum and materials for migrant day care teachers, staff and families.

Project Accomplishments:

Annual Report 2006

Progress Report 2006-2007

Poster: The Construction of Hunger among Migrant Farm Worker Families: Dietary Adaptations in Response to Working and Living Conditions in Eastern North Carolina

Presentation: The Construction of Hunger among Migrant Farm Worker Families: Dietary Adaptations in Response to Working and Living Conditions in Eastern North Carolina

Presentation: Working Hard and Gaining Weight: Dietary Strategies and Obesity among Migrant Farm Workers

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