Data indicated that their diet was adequate in protein and B vitamins, but may be low in calories and in several vitamins (A, C) and minerals (Ca, Fe, P). Food consumption patterns and the effect of income, education, and socioeconomic variables on nutrient intake are discussed. Detailed descriptions and nutrient compositions of traditional foods, and a sample of the survey questionnaie, are appended.Obesity among American Indians may be due to sedentary lifestyles on the reservations. Bass and Wakefield (1974) reported that while the average caloric intake of a group of Sioux women was below the recommended allowance, ... It will be interesting to examine the prevalence of overweight and factors associated with it among the Navajo today. In summary, the Navajo diet and nutritional and health status have gone through many changes through history, according to variousanbsp;...
|Title||:||An ethnographic and nutritional investigation of Navajo Indian foodways, dietary patterns, and nutritional status|
|Author||:||Wendy Susan Wolfe|