Easy to Read, Culturally Appropriate Resources for Spanish Speaking Moms.
The Core Nutrition Message (CNM) for moms and the related tips and advice are now available in Spanish. Working with partners and a contract, FNS modified these materials to reflect the dialect and culture of Mexican Americans. To ensure that the language and image resonated with moms and were clear, feasible, culturally relevant and motivating, the materials were tested in focus groups. All women in the groups had a household income at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty line, most participated in one of the nutrition assistance programs and all spoke Spanish as their primary language.
The final Spanish language products are based on the research as well as input from partners and the contractor. These resources were analyzed for readability using the Fernández-Huertas Reading Ease Score (RES) test which confirm that most of the materials are at or below the 5th grade reading level.
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