Food supplies of immigrant and minority households: How prepared are they for disaster emergency conditions?

Devon Golem, William Hallman, Cara Cuite, Anne C. Bellows, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to evaluate the disaster emergency food supply in low-income, African-American and Oaxacan-American households in the United States. The project systematically inventoried the food supply in low-income African-American (n = 30) and Oaxacan-American households (n = 30) to determine the number of days that the food supply provided all household members with 100% of the daily value for calories (HCD, household calorie days) and to project the impact of losing food-related resources. Oaxacan-American households had a mean of 17.14 ± 13.27 standard deviation HCD whereas African-American households averaged 16.74 ± 14.02 standard deviation HCD. Three days after loss of resources, 40% of Oaxacan-American and 47% of African-American households would have exhausted their food supplies for the household.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • African-American
  • Disaster emergency preparedness
  • Household calorie days
  • Household food supply
  • Oaxacan-American

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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