Favourable and unfavourable aspects for the Adoption of a Healthy Diet in Families of Private Primary School Students

( Vol-6,Issue-5,May 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Katherine Rios Almeida Pedreira, Natália Miranda da Silva, Danielle Pereira Martins, Marianne de Faria Chimello, Nyvian Alexandre Kutz, Marcia Maria Hernandes de Abreu de Oliveira Salgueiro


Food and nutrition education, health promotion, healthy diet, nutritional status, students.


This study aimed to know the understanding of the parents or guardians of students of a private school in Aracaju on favorable and unfavorable aspects for adopting a healthy diet for the family. Descriptive-exploratory qualitative-quantitative study. 40 students and 12 parents or guardians participated. The nutritional status of the students was evaluated using weight, height and their anthropometric indicators. The parents or guardians answered a sociodemographic questionnaire and their understanding on favorable and unfavorable aspects in the adoption of healthy eating was obtained by the technique of the focal group. 50% of the students presented overweight in the Body Mass Index for Age. The thematic analysis of content allowed to identify seven favorable and unfavorable aspects for the adoption of healthy food. Favorable aspects were: family organization, food supply, willingness and priority, and nutritional orientation; while the unfavorable ones were: time and money, family food habits and lack of knowledge.

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