Over 6 million Mexican Americans live in the state of Texas. Hispanic women have a higher incidence of diet-related birth defects than the general population. To address this health disparity, an education outreach program was developed. A culture-centered approach consisting of the formation of a culturally diverse working team, client focus groups, materials development, pilot testing by trained paraprofessionals, and a day-long workshop for professional and lay educators was employed. This program used content specialists and local faculty to develop a relevant education program for a specific population.
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Robinson, S. F., Anding, J., Garza, B., & Hinojosa, I. (2003). Designing Nutrition Education Programs to Reach Mexican American Populations. The Journal of Extension, 41(1), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss1/15