Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, is a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant with over 25 years of experience in consumer communications. She brings to this work a passion for health literacy and background as a registered dietitian. Janet often is invited to speak at national conferences and provides consultation on plain language and cross-cultural communications for a wide range of health information providers. Deservedly, Janet has received many honors and accolades for her work.
In this podcast, Janet Ohene-Frempong and Helen Osborne discuss:
- Communicating about food in a multicultural world. Why this matters today.
- Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar.
- Examples of respectful and inclusive ways to communicate about food. Why doing so is not only appropriate but also can be deeply satisfying and gratifying.
More Ways to Learn:
- USDA My Plate. At https://www.choosemyplate.gov
- American Diabetes Association: Create Your Plate. At http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/create-your-plate/
- Diabetes-Friendly Foods From Around the World, http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-management/diabetes-foods-world-cuisines/
- “Acculturation, Dietary Acceptability, and Diabetes Management among Chinese in North America,” Deng F, Zhang A, Chan CB, Frontiers in Endocrinology, August 27, 2013. At https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3753561/
- “Cultural Considerations in Diabetes Education,” AADE Practice Synopsis, July 28, 2015. At https://www.diabeteseducator.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cultural-considerations-in-diabetes-management.pdf?sfvrsn=0
- “Meal-Planning Strategies: Ethnic Populations,” Brown TL, Diabetes Spectrum At http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/16/3/190
- “Festival Foods in the Immigrant Diet,” Azar KMJ, Chen E, Holland AT, Palaniappan LP, J Immigrant Minor Health, 2013 October. At https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3552147/
- “Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators,” November 2013. Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library USDA. At http://www.raisinghealthykidz.org/files/resources/cultural-and-ethnic-food-and-nutrition-materials.pdf
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 1, 13, 18, 27