Asian Students Change Their Eating Patterns After Living In The United States
This study collected and analyzed information on the changes in dietary patterns among Asian students, before and after immigration to the United States. The results showed that significant decreases were noted in the consumption of meat/meat alternatives and vegetables after immigration to the U.S.
- After transition to the United States, the number of students consuming 2 meals per day increased; 46% of respondents skipped breakfast because of school schedules.
- The majority (73%) of students were consuming more salty and sweet snack item.
- Students ate out less often but were more likely to select American fast foods when they did eat out.
- Significant increases in consumption of fats/sweets, dairy products, and fruits were noted.
- Significant decreases in consumption of meat/meat alternatives and vegetables were also noted.