The Culture, Health, and Family Life Study (CHFLS) is a multidisciplinary international research project grounded in the remote acculturation conceptual framework, which explores the association between Americanization and health habits among adolescents in Jamaica.
Collaborators on the design of this project included Dr. Ferguson, Drs. Muzaffar & Iturbide (USA), & Prof. Meeks (Jamaica) with expertise in remote acculturation, nutrition, health, adolescent development, and family relations. The major nutrition findings have been presented and published per below.
- View a brief brochure on nutrition findings.
- View the prezi of the presentation of fundings at the 2016 Society for Research on Adolescence meeting.
- Read the most recent publication, “Feel American, Watch American, Eat American? Remote Acculturation, TV, and Nutrition Among Adolescent–Mother Dyads in Jamaica,” published in 2018 in Child Development.
Data analysis continues to investigate the association between remote acculturation and other variables of interest including health habits (e.g., physical activity), family, and cultural variables.