Afghan Nutrition Guide

This guide is intended to be used by clinicians when discussing food behavior and nutrition with patients. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by people of Afghan- descent

September 27, 2023


2024 Diabetes Calendars

NEW! 2024 Calendars with photos and information about healthy eating and diabetes. In Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Khmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya & Vietnamese.

December 23, 2020 · PDF


A prayer space in a Muslim house

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


Ethiopian Teff Grain

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


Nutrition education in grocery store.

Group Nutrition Education Poster

1 page poster PDF summarizing a WIC group nutrition project for Spanish and Somali families.

August 17, 2009 · PDF


Somali bread on plate

Report on Somali Diet

Information about common dietary beliefs and practices of Somali participants in WIC nutrition education.

August 17, 2009 · Article


Injera, fasting food, Ethiopia

ABIY TSOM The Great Lent

Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

August 14, 2009 · Article


Injura teff and vegetables

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


Somali Baby with blue clothing

“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


Mother learning out to breast feed child

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


Somali boys smiling

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


Healthcare provider offering infant feeding education

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


Sambusa - Somali Food

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


Close up of plates of vegetables in Cambodia

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


Nyum Bai

Nutrition and Fasting in Cambodian Culture

Information about traditional nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Cambodian community in Seattle.

June 1, 2001 · Article


Somali Food

Nutrition and fasting in Somali Culture

Information about typical Somali foods and fasting traditions, influenced by Sunni Muslim practice.

June 1, 2001 · Article


Vietnamese Pho

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

Chinese Food Cultural Profile

A general article about common foods and the role of food in Chinese culture.

November 1, 2000 · Article


Photo of baby bottles

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