Lower birth weight, often found in infants from minority ethnic groups, may be partly because of the disproportionate representation of ethnic minority groups in low-income areas. To develop an intervention, to improve the nutritional intake of young women from populations at risk of low-birth-weight babies, which would be culturally sensitive and well received by the intended recipients, a community development approach was used to investigate factors that might influence food choice and the nutritional intake of girls and young women from ethnic minority groups.
Lawrence, J. M., Devlin, E., Macaskill, S., Kelly, M., Chinouya, M., Raats, M. M., Barton, K. L., Wrieden, W. L., & Shepherd, R. (2007). Factors that affect the food choices made by girls and young women, from minority ethnic groups, living in the UK. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 20(4), 311-319. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2007.00766.x