EFFECT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION INTERVENTIONS ON WEIGHT AND ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASURES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
Keywords:Food and nutrition education, obesity, schoolchildren
ABSTRACT: The objective was to identify in the scientific literature which food and nutrition education interventions promote the reduction of anthropometric measures in schoolchildren. Methods: integrative literature review. The search was carried out in the following databases: PUBMED, SCIELO (Online Electronic Scientific Library) and LILACS (Latin American Literature in Health Sciences). The search terms used in the Health Sciences (DeCS) and MESH descriptors: child AND food AND educational nutrition AND obesity. Data collection took place in October and November 2021. Conclusion: the strategies that had the most results for reducing measures in schoolchildren, based on the collected studies, were the distribution of pamphlets and meetings with schoolchildren in which themes were addressed on the proportions of healthy eating; Educational game and weekly lectures on topics related to healthy eating; educational workshops on the preparation of snacks with fruit and the development of health education programs with topics on nutrition and physical activity. The introduction of nutritional food education actions should be carried out from the beginning of school life so that individuals develop an interest and curiosity for food and thus acquire healthy habits to maintain body weight properly.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Rayane Carvalho de Moura, Anne Rafaele Da Silva Marinho, Ana Lys Marques Feitosa, Lélia Ibiapino Moura, Marcos Antônio Pereira dos Santos, Vagner José Mendonça, Fernando Ferraz do Nascimento, Luisa Helena De Oliveira Lima, Ana Larissa Gomes Machado
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