Dietary Intake of Upper Midwest and Southwest Native American Adults

Ivory H. Loh, Angela C.B. Trude, Felicia Setiono, Leslie Redmond, Brittany Jock, Joel Gittelsohn

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Limited information on current dietary patterns of Native American (NA) adults exists. This paper describes the dietary intake of 582 NA adults, aged 19–75 years, living in six communities in New Mexico and Wisconsin in 2016–2017 and compares macronutrient and micronutrient intakes, estimated via a semi-quantitative 30-day Block Food Frequency Questionnaire, among different age and sex groups. NA adults consumed a diet high in % energy from total fat, saturated fat, added sugars, and sodium. A general trend of lower micronutrient intakes with increasing age was observed. Health professionals can apply this information to develop effective and culturally relevant nutrition interventions. Abbreviations: NA = Native American; CVD = Cardiovascular diseases; IOM = Institute of Medicine; IRB = Institutional Review Board; AIQ = Adult Impact Questionnaire; FFQ = Food Frequency Questionnaire; NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; NHNS: Navajo Health and Nutrition Survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-505
Number of pages20
JournalEcology of Food and Nutrition
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2 2020


  • Native American
  • adults
  • dietary intake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Ecology


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