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dc.contributor.authorWong Soon, HNen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCrezee, Ien_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRush, Een_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-03T01:51:14Z
dc.date.available2022-03-03T01:51:14Z
dc.date.copyright2021en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 57, 5-11.
dc.identifier.issn0114-7870en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14965
dc.description.abstractBackground: Healthy eating is crucial for optimal development during all stage of life and most particularly also during pregnancy. According to Statistics New Zealand [Statistics NZ] (2019) Pasefika people made up 8.1% of the total New Zealand population. Information from the New Zealand Ministry of Health [MOH] (2019a, 2019b) suggests that Pasefika people have the highest levels of food insecurity and the highest levels of obesity. Women are more likely than men to be involved with food preparation, therefore it is important to know to what extent women are aware of what healthy eating means for themselves and their families. Aim: The study aimed to explore an understanding of food literacy among representatives of three generations of women in five Samoan families; how each of the three generations ensured that their dietary intake contributed to their quality of health; and whether knowledge about food literacy was influenced both within and between/across generations Method: The study used a combined Delphi-Talanoa approach to interview fifteen Samoan women about their understandings of food literacy. Findings: Midwives played an important role in helping pregnant Samoan women understand about healthy eating during pregnancy. Women shared what they had learned about healthy eating from their midwives with other female relatives. Learnings taken from midwives included the importance of choosing healthy foods, portion control and physical activity. Conclusion: All study participants who had received antenatal care in New Zealand mentioned the important role of midwives in increasing their understanding of healthy lifestyle choices. All women shared what they had learned from their midwives within their wider family or aiga.en_NZ
dc.languageEnglishen_NZ
dc.publisherNzcomen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.midwife.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Jnl-57-2021-article-1-food-literacy.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsThe Journal is double-blind peer reviewed and uses electronic, article-based publishing to provide open access to all papers as they are published.
dc.subjectDietary intakeen_NZ
dc.subjectFooden_NZ
dc.subjectGestational diabetesen_NZ
dc.subjectHealthy conversationsen_NZ
dc.subjectLifestyle choicesen_NZ
dc.subjectPositive influencersen_NZ
dc.titleThe Role of Aotearoa New Zealand Midwives As Positive Influencers on Food Literacy With Samoan Families: Report on a Small Auckland-Based Studyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.12784/nzcomjnl57.2021.1.5-11en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage11
aut.relation.startpage5
aut.relation.volume57en_NZ
pubs.elements-id394806
aut.relation.journalJournal of the New Zealand College of Midwivesen_NZ


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