Alimentos que contienen los refrigerios de preescolares de instituciones educativas

Sandra Zeña-ñañez, Karoline K. Sánchez-Sánchez, Virgilio E. Failoc-Rojas

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Resumen

Introduction: The school snacks reflect children's eating habits and preferences. An unhealthy snack is considered a public health problem. Objective: Identify the types of foods that contain the preschool snacks of public educational institutions. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 167 snacks of preschool children from four educational institutions in the northern region of Peru, applying as an instrument a checklist of energy foods, water, regulators and builders, and according to their origin in processed and unprocessed (natural). Categorical data were recorded and presented as frequencies and percentages. Results: Of the 668 foods observed, 95.8 % presented energy foods followed by 82.6 % water. The foods of the preschool children's snacks were 45.2 % unprocessed followed by 29.6 % who had no food of any kind. Conclusions: There is high consumption of energy foods in preschools in Chiclayo and there is a similarity between the frequencies of processed and unprocessed, however, in general, snacks have a high presence of unprocessed foods.

Título traducido de la contribuciónFoods containing the lunchboxes of the preschool child of educational institutions
Idioma originalEspañol
Número de artículoe02202026
PublicaciónRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Volumen51
N.º3
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul. 2022
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • food preferences
  • obesity
  • preschool child
  • school feeding, child nutrition

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