WIN Journal Club: Acculturation and Mental Health
Diet and nutrition impact individuals’ physical health. Nutrition, and the perception of nutrition, also affects mental health. This impact may be critical among immigrants due to both
socioeconomic and sociocultural factors. The historical focus on this area, as is so common in medicine, has been strictly on the biomedical angle.
A bio-psycho-socio-cultural-informed model is necessary to fully understand this complex relationship and how to give compassionate and evidence-based advice in our work.
For an in-depth look at how we can further understand BBIPOC needs and counsel compassionately, check out this webinar: The Westernization of Nutrition: How Western Supremacy in Dietetic Care Impacts the Mental Health of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Persons of Color by Fatema Jivangee-Shakir and Brianna Theus.