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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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NUNEZ, Analía; COLLANTE, Carolina; LOPEZ, María Isabel  y  GALEANO, Clara. Impact of fruit delivery with nutritional education on nutritional status and fruit consumption in school children of the héroes luqueños public school of the community of Jukyry Luque, Paraguay. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2019, vol.17, n.3, pp.55-62. ISSN 1812-9528.

In Paraguay, more than 50% of the adult population is overweight and obese, which in turn it is a trigger for the genesis of other conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Emphasis on prevention is important to reduce the incidence of non-communicable chronic diseases. It is important to perform interventions that affects the formation of healthy eating habits in children and adolescents in order to contribute in the prevention of diseases. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of the delivery of fruits with nutritional education on the nutritional status and fruit consumption, in addition to evaluating the acceptability of the intervention in adolescents of the seventh grade of the Héroes Luqueños School. Quasi-experimental study in which the evaluation of an educational intervention was carried out, which consisted of workshops on the importance of consuming fruits for students, teachers and parents with subsequent fruit delivery. The pre and post intervention evaluation of nutritional status and knowledge about fruit consumption was carried out. Significant difference (p<0.05) between pre and post intervention in the average waist circumference of the adolescents were found, but not in the BMI and height indicators. Fruit delivery was widely accepted among the adolescents who participated in the study, therefore it is recommended to continue with this type of intervention.

Palabras clave : Nutritional education; school feeding; obesity.

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