Original ArticlesPerceived Family Social Support for Healthy Eating Is Related to Healthy Dietary Patterns for Native Americans A Cross-sectional ExaminationLemacks, Jennifer L. PhD, RD; Greer, Tammy PhDAuthor Information School of Kinesiology and Nutrition (Dr Lemacks) and School of Psychology (Dr Greer), The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Correspondence: Jennifer L. Lemacks, PhD, RD, School of Kinesiology and Nutrition, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr #5142, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 (Jennifer.Lemacks@usm.edu). The authors thank all staff, students, and community members who were an integral part of this research and made the work possible. The authors were supported by the Mississippi INBRE, funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103476. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Family & Community Health: January/March 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p 26-34 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000249 Buy Metrics Abstract Native Americans continue to suffer health disparities ameliorated by healthy dietary patterns. The study objective was to determine moderating effects of perceived family social support on the relationship between ethnicity and diet behaviors. Dependent variables included dietary variables, and independent variable was family social support for healthy eating. Analyses included Pearson χ2 and correlation, one-way analysis of variance, and regression tests. Higher social support was related to lower consumption of added sugars, sugar-sweetened beverages, and red/processed meats for Native Americans. More research is needed to confirm the moderating effect of family social support on dietary behaviors. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.