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dc.contributor.authorBoateng, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorDanquah, Ina
dc.contributor.authorHoldsworth, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorMejean, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorTerragni, Laura
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Katie
dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Matthias B.
dc.contributor.authorOwusu-Dabo, Ellis
dc.contributor.authorBeune, Erik
dc.contributor.authorAgyemang, Charles
dc.contributor.authorKlipstein-Grobusch, Kerstin
dc.contributor.authorStronks, Karien
dc.contributor.authorGalbete, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorNicolaou, Mary
dc.contributor.authorOsei-Kwasi, Hibbah Araba
dc.contributor.authorMeeks, Karlijn
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-10T02:15:42Z
dc.date.available2019-10-10T02:15:42Z
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.09.004
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622699
dc.descriptionFrom Elsevier via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: accepted 2019-09-05, issue date 2019-10-07
dc.descriptionArticle version: AM
dc.descriptionPublication status: Accepted
dc.descriptionFunder: European Commission under the Framework Programme; Grant(s): 278901
dc.descriptionFunder: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
dc.description.abstractAbstract Objective This study examined the role of migration and acculturation in the diet of Ghanaian migrants in Europe by (1) comparing food intake of Ghanaian migrants in Europe with that of Ghanaians living in Ghana and (2) assessing the association between acculturation and food intake. Design Data from the cross-sectional multicenter study Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants were used. Food intake was assessed using a Ghana-specific food propensity questionnaire (134 items and 14 food groups); foods were grouped based on a model of dietary change proposed by Koctürk-Runefors. Setting Ghana, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Participants A total of 4,534 Ghanaian adults living in Ghana and Europe, with complete dietary data. Of these, 1,773 Ghanaian migrants had complete acculturation data. Main Outcome Measure Food intake (the weighted intake frequency per week of food categories). Analysis Linear regression. Results Food intake differed between Ghanaians living in Ghana and Europe. Among Ghanaian migrants in Europe, there were inconsistent and small associations between acculturation and food intake, except for ethnic identity, which was consistently associated with intake only of traditional staples. Conclusions and Implications Findings indicate that migration is associated with dietary changes that cannot be fully explained by ethnic, cultural, and social acculturation. The study provides limited support to the differential changes in diet suggested by the Koctürk-Runefors’ model of dietary change.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsLicence for AM version of this article: This article is under embargo with an end date yet to be finalised.
dc.rightsEmbargo: ends 9999-12-31
dc.sourceissn: 14994046
dc.titleAcculturation and Food Intake Among Ghanaian Migrants in Europe: Findings From the RODAM Study
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2019-10-10T02:15:41Z
dc.date.accepted2019-09-05


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