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Pediatría (Asunción)

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ULKE MAYANS, María Gabriela et al. Acceptability, consumption and tolerance of the food supplement "Enriched Milk" in children beneficiaries of the Integral Nutritional Feeding Program. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2017, vol.44, n.1, pp.23-29. ISSN 1683-9803.


One of the major difficulties of complementary feeding programs is to determine which food is the most adequate to improve nutritional intake, which has a good tolerance and a low level of rejection. In Paraguay, the National Institute of Food and Nutrition under the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare has a comprehensive nutritional food program, this program has no evaluation of the acceptance of its food product.


Describe the acceptability, consumption and tolerance of the enriched milk supplement in children beneficiaries of the Integral Nutritional Feeding Program.


A retrospective descriptive study that included parents and / or caregivers of children from the Integral Nutritional Food Program (PANI) who attended the health services of Concepción, Guaira and Caaguazú during the years 2010 and 2011. Not probabilistic consecutive sampling cases. The acceptability of the food supplement was measured by a survey of the parents and/or caregivers of the children participating in the study.


The study involved 86 children under five years of age. 44/86 of the mothers consider that the child is very fond of the food supplement, most of the recipients consumed the supplement every day (n=75). 85/86 of the population studied did not have complement intolerance.


The nutritional supplement presents excellent acceptability, consumption and tolerance on the part of the beneficiaries.

Palavras-chave : Nutritional supplement; malnutrition; feeding programs; Paraguay..

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