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Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Aruna Thaker (Editor), Arlene Barton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7358-2
410 pages
April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics is the must have practical resource for dietitians, nutritionists and students working with both well settled but also recently migrated ethnic groups.
Written by a team of authors drawn from the British Dietetic Association's Specialist Multicultural Nutrition Group the book provides in-depth information to equip the reader in the provision of nutrition advice to minority groups. Spanning a broad range of cultural groups the book seeks to consider religious and cultural requirements in relation to traditional diets; research on migration studies and chronic disease states; and nutrition and dietetic treatment in relation to key chronic diseases.
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Contributors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 South Asian Sub-continent 1

1.1 Gujarati Diet 1

1.2 Punjabi Diet 28

1.3 Pakistani Diet 41

1.4 Bangladeshi Diet 72

1.5 Sri Lankan Diet 85

Chapter 2 West Indies 113

Chapter 3 East Asia 135

3.1 Chinese Diet 135

3.2 Vietnamese Diet 168

3.3 Japanese Diet 178

Chapter 4 Israel 197

Chapter 5 Eastern Mediterranean Region 212

5.1 Arabic Diet 212

5.2 Somalian Diet 236

Chapter 6 West Africa 248

6.1 Nigerian Diet 248

6.2 Ghanaian Diet 266

Chapter 7 East and South-East Europe 277

7.1 Polish Diet 277

7.2 Greek Diet 296

7.3 Turkish Diet 306

Chapter 8 Maternal and Child Nutrition 317

8.1 Introduction 317

8.2 Preconception 317

8.3 Pregnancy and lactation 319

8.4 Childhood nutrition 326

8.5 Breastfeeding 327

8.6 Bottle feeding 331

8.7 Weaning 337

8.8 Preterm infant nutrition 345

8.9 Food allergy and intolerance 346

8.10 Oral health 347

Chapter 9 Nutritional Management of Disease 354

9.1 Cancer in the different BME groups 354

9.2 Metabolic Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in BME groups 363

9.3 Vitamin D defi ciency in BME groups 366

Index 379

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Aruna Thaker is a retired HPC registered Consultant Dietitian.

Arlene Barton is an HPC registered Dietitian and Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at Nottingham University.

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  • Practical handbook written by experienced dietitians
  • Supported by the British Dietetic Association
  • Includes research on migration studies and chronic disease states
  • Provides accessible information for health professionals in this important area
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“This is a fascinating book and a great resource for U.K. nutrition professionals. Its usefulness may be limited in the U.S., but it is helpful as an additional resource on food and culture.”  (Doody’s, 10 August 2012)

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