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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Child Malnutrition

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #28

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Martha Nelson

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Children who experience hunger and food insecurities are at risk of developing symptoms consistent with malnourishment such as; poor concentration, longer healing time from infections and wounds, depression, and a difficult time staying warm. As adults, these children are at risk for stunted growth of the brain and/or organs, muscle weakness, dysfunctional immune system, teeth decay and loss, asthma, and mental retardation. According to reports from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), children from immigrant families, specifically Latino families, are more likely to be food insecure. I plan to correlate malnutrition rates between Latin immigrants and US-born children, also explore the impact of malnourishment on performance and success in the education as well as food choices, for those living in poverty. Finally, the paper will explore the need for prevention programs targeting immigrants who face language barriers and cultural/ethnic differences.

I will be using network sampling approach to contact recent immigrants in order to better understand the problems and concerns from the mothers’ point of view regarding their children’s nutrition. Including the use of literature reviews, interviews and also conducting an online survey monkey designed to collect data and additional information.

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Child Malnutrition

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #28

Children who experience hunger and food insecurities are at risk of developing symptoms consistent with malnourishment such as; poor concentration, longer healing time from infections and wounds, depression, and a difficult time staying warm. As adults, these children are at risk for stunted growth of the brain and/or organs, muscle weakness, dysfunctional immune system, teeth decay and loss, asthma, and mental retardation. According to reports from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), children from immigrant families, specifically Latino families, are more likely to be food insecure. I plan to correlate malnutrition rates between Latin immigrants and US-born children, also explore the impact of malnourishment on performance and success in the education as well as food choices, for those living in poverty. Finally, the paper will explore the need for prevention programs targeting immigrants who face language barriers and cultural/ethnic differences.

I will be using network sampling approach to contact recent immigrants in order to better understand the problems and concerns from the mothers’ point of view regarding their children’s nutrition. Including the use of literature reviews, interviews and also conducting an online survey monkey designed to collect data and additional information.