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Influence of food choices on children's nutritional state
Evaluate the influence of food choices on children's nutritional status
Most children had ideal weight, but about 44% (n = 19) were overweight. From the physical examination, the signs that appeared more often were nails with small white spots followed by the pale conjunctiva, but most children did not present any changes. Children showed a greater preference, as well as consumption of the ultra-processed foods offered. Conclusion: Parents are the biggest influencers of their children's eating habits and, despite the high level of education of the majority, they should encourage healthier habits; they provide food for their children that can lead to illnesses like obesity and nutritional deficiencies.
Nunes MPO, Guedes NSG, Leal RC, Lopes TB, Filho JCC.
Advances in Nutrition and Food Science