misperceptions about nutrition, therefore the following questions are asked (Jarvis, 2016): • Number of meals/snacks per day? • Kind and amount of food eaten? • Fad, special, or alternative diets? • Where is food eaten? • Food preferences and dislikes If you assessed that the parent’s beliefs and attitudes towards meals were culturally based, how would you integrate healthier behaviors? For example, the Asian-Indian culture may
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