Gathering food and nutrition information from migrant farmworker children through in-depth interviews

Amy Fishman, Karl Pearson, Marla Reicks

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Abstract

As educators target the growing population of children of migrant farmworkers with nutrition education programs, information about educational needs related to nutrition and food safety knowledge and food purchasing and preparation responsibilities is needed. Individual interviews were conducted with 22 children (9-12 years old) in migrant work camps. Most children were significantly involved in food preparation activities, but to a limited extent in food purchasing activities. Most had learned food preparation skills at home, but did not verbalize preparing or planning meals based on knowledge of nutrition or food safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-80
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume37
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

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