Narrator: This is Science Today. A University of California, Berkeley nutrition study may result in a California campaign targeting high income African-American women. Joanne Ikeda, who led the study, found the diets African American moms were more deficient than those of lower income women. Besides lacking the time to cook, Ikeda says these women may be sacrificing for their family.
Ikeda: It very well can be that mothers probably pay attention to what other members of the family are eating but not so much attention to themselves.
Narrator: Ikeda's campaign is working to focus on African-American working moms between ages 33 and 50.
Ikeda: One of the things we need to say is as well as taking care of your family, you need to take care of yourself because you are getting in that age range where you're going to be at greater risk. Some of these chronic diseases, that is diabetes, cancer, coronary heart disease. So it's time to pay attention to what you're consuming.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.