What are Asian-American youth consuming? A systematic literature review. Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerous studies have explored dietary practices among children, but there are limited studies on children of Asian background in the US. This review had three aims: (a) review literature regarding Asian-American youth's dietary behaviors, (b) critically evaluate the methodological quality of such research, and (c) provide recommendations for future nutrition-related research on Asian-American youth. The authors conducted a systematic literature review through MEDLINE (EBSCO), CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO), and Embase (Ovid); extracted descriptive data; and evaluated methodological quality. Thirteen articles were included. Major findings included: (a) frequent consumption of milk, fruit, meat, unenriched white rice, vegetables, and high-fat and high-sugar items among Asian-American children and (b) acculturation's influences on diet, resulting in Asian-American youth consuming diets characterized by both Asian and American foods. Findings from this review may inform education and promotion programs and services for Asian Americans in the US.

published proceedings

  • J Immigr Minor Health

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Diep, C. S., Foster, M. J., McKyer, E., Goodson, P., Guidry, J. J., & Liew, J.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Diep, Cassandra S||Foster, Margaret J||McKyer, E Lisako J||Goodson, Patricia||Guidry, Jeffrey J||Liew, Jeffrey

publication date

  • April 2015