Food preferences of cherokee Indian teenagers in cherokee, North Carolina

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Food preferences of 257 Cherokee Indian teenagers living on tribal lands in Cherokee, North Carolina, were assessed. Differences between the sexes and body fat classes were also examined. There was a high preference for high fat foods and fried foods and a low preference for desserts and sugared foods. Males preferred a greater variety of foods than females, particularly for meats and wild game. Lean students preferred more sweets/desserts than the fat students. Fat students preferred more sweetened beverages, fried foods and high-fat meats. There was low acceptance for traditional wild animals and wild plants among the majority of students. Overall, food preferences were found to be similar to those for the general United States teenage population. © 1986, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Story, M; Bass, MA; Wakefield, L

Published Date

  • September 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 59

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1543-5237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0367-0244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/03670244.1986.9990946

Citation Source

  • Scopus