The nutritional patterns of recently immigrated Honduran women.
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This descriptive, exploratory study on nutritional patterns of newly immigrated Honduran women allows a better understanding of health-related nutrition issues in this Hispanic subgroup. Five focus group discussions were conducted in Spanish with 23 Honduran women, ages 25 to 60 years, living in New Orleans, who had immigrated to the United States within the past 10 years. Positive health-related changes included an increase in fruit and vegetable intake, food preparation using less grease, and baking rather than frying. Negative changes included skipping meals and eating high-fat fast foods. The Hondurans' traditional diet and positive dietary changes should be supported.