WHO: Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19
This document highlights public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for social and religious practices and gatherings during Ramadan that can be applied across different national contexts.
April 20, 2020 · PDF
Covid-19 Seattle & King County Emergency Food
King County Emergency Food Access Resources Care Connect Washington – A program to provide food or other assistance while you […]
April 15, 2020
More About Ethiopian Food: Teff
Information about Teff, a staple in the Ehiopian and Eritrean diet, and some of the nutritional benefits, and health implications.
September 14, 2009 · Article
Group Nutrition Education Poster
1 page poster PDF summarizing a WIC group nutrition project for Spanish and Somali families.
August 17, 2009 · PDF
Report on Somali Diet
Information about common dietary beliefs and practices of Somali participants in WIC nutrition education.
August 17, 2009 · Article
ABIY TSOM The Great Lent
Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
August 14, 2009 · Article
The Traditional Foods of the Central Ethiopian Highlands
Information about traditional Ethiopian food and food preparation based on studies carried out as part of an applied nutrition program within the framework of the Children's Nutrition Unit.
August 14, 2009 · Article
“My baby refuses to eat!” Overfeeding of Somali Infants
Article describing a pattern of overfeeding Somali infants leading to conditions such as refusal to eat, oral aversion, failure to thrive; includes recommendations for clinically effective intervention and prevention.
August 14, 2009 · Article
Breast Feeding Support for Somali Mothers
A powerpoint slide show about infant overfeeding in immigrant families, with focus on Somali families.
August 14, 2009 · PDF
Oral Health Beliefs, Traditions and Practices in the Somali Culture
Information about cultural practices and health beliefs impact the oral care of Somalis, and practical implications for providers.
August 8, 2009 · Article
Cultural Influences on Infant Feeding Practices
This article illustrates cultural influences on infant feeding practices through four cases and reviews the evidence for effective, culturally appropriate interventions to improve infant feeding.
March 25, 2009 · Article
Cambodian Shop Around Program
Description of a pilot project to promote healthy eating and dietary management of diabetes in Seattle's Cambodian community.
February 1, 2009 · Article
Hyperlipidemia: Diet, Education & Health Promotion for Somali Refugees
This article discusses the lay and medical terms used for hypertension in Somali language and their influence on patients’ understanding of the disease.
September 1, 2008 · Article
Diabetes in Cambodian Americans
Information about how diabetes is understood and managed by participants in a diabetes education class at Harborview Medical Center.
February 1, 2006 · Article
Nutrition and Fasting in Cambodian Culture
Information about traditional nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Cambodian community in Seattle.
June 1, 2001 · Article
Nutrition and fasting in Somali Culture
Information about typical Somali foods and fasting traditions, influenced by Sunni Muslim practice.
June 1, 2001 · Article
Nutrition and Fasting in Vietnamese Culture
Information about nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Vietnamese community in Seattle.
March 8, 2001 · Article
Chinese Food Cultural Profile
A general article about common foods and the role of food in Chinese culture.
November 1, 2000 · Article
Delayed Bottle Weaning and Iron Deficiency in Southeast Asian Toddlers
This study was undertaken to determine if culturally influenced feeding practices are associated with iron deficiency in infants and toddlers from low-income families, including Southeast Asian families.
July 1, 1997 · Article
Please also see our Related Websites page for a selected list of websites related to the populations or topics covered on EthnoMed.
This 2015 document by St. Pail - Ramsey County Public Health and Statewide Health Improvement Program is about culturally appropriate best practices for clinic staff to promote healthy lifestyles for Hmong in Minnesota. Its goal is to enhance clinical effectiveness to reduce health disparities for obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco in the Hmong community.
Guidelines on incorporating fish into your diet safely. Links to sources of information for fish advisories and reducing exposure to contaminants.
Fresh Bucks is a Seattle healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the homes of families with low incomes.
A journal article abstract about a study on the effect of the diversity of ethnic food patterns and adaptability on the nutritional status of Ethiopian immigrants.
Dr. Raj Sundar explores the history and culture of Washington's diverse communities so clinicians can be better equipped with the right knowledge to care for all patients. By better understanding their worldview, providers can become better at taking care of their patients.
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) developed this flip chart as a tool for case managers, ESL teachers, health clinic staff, volunteers, and other service providers to use to share culturally relevant nutrition information to refugees.
2007 CDC Report on acute and chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies found in Bhutanese children in refugee camps in Nepal.
A conversation with Ahmed Ali is a pharmacist by profession and the executive director of the Somali Health Board. He discusses; patient encounters, counseling about nutrition in a culturally appropriate way, review a common supplement used in the community, + more
The National REACH Coalition (NRC) is a national network of community-based organizations that promotes, develops, and implements innovative health equity programs in both urban and rural communities. It was founded in 2004 as a unified entity of grantees of the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program.
The purpose of this article is to evaluate new data that has emerged since the publication of the original 2005 article, and refine recommendations.
Fasting is quite common among Muslims with diabetes. A group of endocrinologists and diabetologists from a number of Muslim and non-Muslim countries proposed this set of recommendations to invite an open dialogue on the topic, offer a set of medical opinions and suggestions, and identify topics of research needed to answer important medical questions regarding fasting during Ramadan.
Overview of Somali Cuisine that includes cuisine history, various types of cuisine, preparation methods, special equipment for Somali cooking, food traditions and festivals and more.
In 2012, Washington State became home to 2,164 newly arrived refugees, the tenth-largest number resettled in a state that year. This report describes the prevalence of both undernutrition and overnutrition among children (from birth to age 10) resettled in Washington State between July 2012 and June 2014, with most originating in Iraq, Somalia, or Burma. The researchers use results of a medical screening examination conducted before the children came to the United States.