Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (non-stated)

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other (school food offer)

Study setting

School

Age group of participant

Children

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

Vulnerable(children)

Sample size

n=34(participants)

Influence of food choices on children's nutritional state/Advances in Nutrition and Food Science

Goal

Evaluate the influence of food choices on children's nutritional status

Results

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.

Authors

Nunes MPO, Guedes NSG, Leal RC, Lopes TB, Filho JCC.

Journal

DOI