Working with Mexican Immigrants: Lessons Learned from Clients

  • 13 Feb 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Museo de las Americas
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Speaker: Bruce Rengers, PhD, RD

Title: Working with Mexican Immigrants: Lessons Learned from Clients

At the end of the presentation the audience will be able to:
  1. List 5 common foods consumed by Mexican immigrants that are not commonly eaten in the US that have significant nutritional implications in the diet.
  2. List 3 nutritional beliefs related to foods that are common amongst Mexican immigrants that impact health in ways dietitians may need to consider.
  3. Describe 5 common folk beliefs related to diet and health.
  4. List 3 common foods names that are different for immigrants than may be used by dietitians.
Bruce Rengers is a professor of nutrition at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to working at MSU Denver Dr. Rengers was the WIC director at Denver Health. Dr. Rengers was also previously the chief nutritionist for the Colorado WIC program , WIC Director in Weld County, Assistant professor at St. Louis University, the University of Northern Colorado, Florida State University and Eastern Washington University. He was also staff nutritionist at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and clinical dietitian/food service director at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, Montana.

About Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas educates our community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs. With the Latino population growing exponentially in Denver and wider communities, Museo plays an important role in building pride in the Latino community's heritage and promoting understanding among cultures.

Directions to Museo de las Americas

861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

From I-25 turn East on 6th Ave to Santa Fe Drive, turn left 2.5 blocks to 861. The building is on the left side of the street with a blue pillar in front. Parking is available on the street in front or convenient side streets. 

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