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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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DYCK, Katja. Evaluation of an educational intervention in the nutritional status of schoolchildren from Menno colony, Boquerón, Paraguay 2016. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2020, vol.18, n.3, pp.5-11. ISSN 1812-9528.

Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death worldwide. These can be prevented, with healthy eating habits and lifestyle, wich can be promoted by nutritional education. The purpose of this study was to describe the changes in the nutritional status by anthrophometry after sesions of nutritional education en schoolchildren from the Menno colony. This study has a quasi-experimental design. The subjects of the study were schoolchildren enrolled in the private Schools of the Menno colony in the period of 2016. There were held 4 interventions of nutritional education during the schoolyear and 2 sesions of antropometrical measurements (march and october). The mayority of the schoolchildren presented a BMI adecuate for their age and it was found that there were more prevalence of obesity in males and there were more elevated waist circumference in women. It can be concluded that the changes in the nutritional status could be described by anthtopometry after nutritional education sesions.

Keywords : Nutritional Status; nutritional educaction; health promotion in schoolchildren.

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