Resources for Various Cultural and Ethnic Groups

Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators (PDF | 217 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides practical resources such as books, online information, and kits for those working with various ethnic/cultural groups. Includes extensive section on Spanish-language resources.


Manuals for Heart Health Educators for American Indians or Alaska Natives

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Culturally appropriate manuals for health professionals who focus on heart-healthy living.


MyPlate at Home Handouts (PDF | 2.00 MB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Part of the Serving Up MyPlate Curriculum, this handout offers fun and easy tips for
building healthier family meals, and is available in these languages:


Dairy's Role in African-American Health: Benefits Beyond Bone Health (PDF | 123 KB)

American Dietetic Association; National Dairy Council.

Discusses calcium needs, advantages of dairy foods, and how to deal with lactose intolerance.


foods on a cutting board Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides access to a bilingual (Spanish and English) cookbook containing 23 traditional Latino recipes reduced in fat, cholesterol, and sodium that still taste delicious.


African Americans and Diabetes

DHHS. NIH. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

Links to a fact sheet about African Americans with diabetes and a press release about the frequency of pre-diabetes, a condition that raises a person's risk of developing type II diabetes.


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style - With Every Heartbeat is Life

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Links to recipe book ordering information which includes many African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart-healthy way to be lower in fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Also available in PDF | 3.35 MB.


Hispanics/Latinos and Diabetes

DHHS. NIH. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

Access fact sheets and other resources on diabetes in Hispanic and Latino Americans. Includes Spanish language versions.


On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Seven easy-to-read booklets covering control of high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, as well as physical activity and smoking cessation.


Bi-Lingual Booklets on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Seven bilingual (Spanish and English) booklets covering control of high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, reduction of salt and dietary fat, as well as physical activity and smoking cessation.


An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide To Heart Health (Más Vale Prevenir: Que Lamentar)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

A photonovela in colorful cartoon style, this storybook has five brief stories on how to prevent heart disease. Each story includes a workbook segment to help the readers chart their own progress. Available in Spanish and English language versions.


Osteoporosis and Hispanic Women

DHHS. NIH. The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center.

This fact sheet defines osteoporosis, its risk factors, prevention and treatment, as well as issues of special concern to Hispanic women


Osteoporosis and Asian American Women

DHHS. NIH. The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center.

This fact sheet defines osteoporosis, its risk factors, prevention and treatment, as well as issues of special concern to Asian American women.


Osteoporosis and African American Women

DHHS. NIH. The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. National Resource Center.

This fact sheet defines osteoporosis, its risk factors, prevention and treatment, as well as issues of special concern to African American women.