Data

Year of publication

2017

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other (pre-/post-questionnaire)

Study setting

School

Age group of participant

Adults/18+

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=72 (participants)

The new food classification: theory, practice and difficulties/Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Goal

Present the theory, propose the practice and evaluate the difficulties of the new food classification system that was presented in the second edition of the Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population.

Results

The correct classification score in the Global Assessment (C, I, U, P) was significantly higher after the mini-course (Median = 23) than before the mini-course (Median = 13) (Wilcoxon Signal Test; z = -7.33; p = 0.000; Cliff’s Delta δ = 0.96). The low percentage of correct answers before the mini-course justifies the wide dissemination of the theme and the need for more similar courses for students, professionals and the general population.

Authors

Menegassi B, Almeida JB de, Olimpio MYM, et al.

Journal

DOI