Food and Culture Report .

The purpose of this report is to review the published literature and write about ONE ethnic minority group of your choice living in the United States. Your report should address, but is not limited, to the following: 1. Introduction (5 points) Reason for choosing this ethnic minority group Approximate number of people belonging to this group living in the U.S. 2. Traditional food habits (25 points) Core or staple foods Food preparation methods and seasonings Meal composition and cycle Foods associated with superstitions Foods used for therapeutic purposes Foods for traditional celebrations Dietary practices associated with religion 3. Adaptation of food habits in the United States (15 points) How easy/difficult has it been for the ethnic minority group to acculturate in the US? Do you think the ethnic minority group has or will eventually assimilate with the US culture? 4. Food and health relationships (15 points) Identify diseases which may be associated with the cultures food intake List 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of the diet the culture consumes and suggest acceptable alternatives. Please use subtitles for organizing your report (minimum 1000 words; no points will be taken off if it is longer). You should have at least 6 references. Cite references in the text where appropriate ( APA format) and provide a Reference List. It is expected that your paper is grammatically correct.

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