Post-migration dietary changes among african refugees in geneva: a rapid assessment study to inform nutritional interventions.
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OBJECTIVES: To conduct an assessment of perceived dietary changes and problems by African asylum seekers, in order to develop appropriate nutritional education interventions. METHODS: A cross-sectional qualitative study among a convenience sample. Analysis compared and contrasted reported dietary changes and migration-related difficulties. RESULTS: Nineteen interviews were analysed. After migration, main dietary changes were the decrease in different fruits and vegetables consumed weekly from 10 to 2 and 17 to 10 respectively. The number of respondents drinking sweetened beverages more than 3 times a week increased from 3 to 18. Reasons for changes were related to prices, taste, choice and accessibility. CONCLUSION: These dietary changes may have serious health consequences. Future remedial interventions based on suggestions of the respondents could easily be implemented.