Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2016

Journal

Am J Health Behav

Authors

Samara R. Sterling, MS, Brenda Bertrand, PhD, Suzanne Judd, PhD, and Monica L. Baskin, PhD

Methods

This study examined the amount, source, and quality of nut consumption among African-American women living in rural Alabama and Mississippi. Two dietary surveys were collected to record nut intake, and 426 women were studied.

Key Findings

Forty-two percent of the participants regularly consumed nuts, but ony 16% met the federal recommendations. Nut consumption was often accompanied by high sugar and high sodium. Authors recommend increasing consumption of stand-alone nuts in this community, which were mainly from peanuts (47%). They also recommend that efforts in this community target meeting the federal recommendations for nut consumption.