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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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ALCARAZ-MARTINEZ, Sofía Belén  e  VELAZQUEZ-COMELLI, Patricia Carolina. Food practices and nutritional state in teens of a subsidized private educational center of the city of Luque in August 2019. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2021, vol.3, n.2, pp.26-38. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction. Adolescence is a vulnerable stage for the establishment of unhealthy eating practices, which could negatively influence nutritional status and increase the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. Objective. To describe the nutritional practices and nutritional status of adolescents from Basic School No. 5577 Private Subsidized San Rafael of the community of Cañada-Luque in August 2019. Methodology. Descriptive cross-sectional study, in adolescents from 11 to 17 years of age, of the third cycle of basic education. A questionnaire that included closed questions about the consumption of vegetables, fruits, legumes, meats, dairy products, fried foods, sugary drinks and drinking water was administered. Weight and height were measured and the BMI/age and Size/age indicators proposed by WHO were applied. Results. One hundred and six adolescents from seventh to ninth grade participated, mostly female. 60.4% reported eating raw vegetables, 17.9% stated that they consumed three seasonal fruits daily, 85% consumed less than three servings of dairy products per day, 98% includes sugary drinks in their daily diet and 53% consumed less than eight glasses of water daily. Adequate weight was found in 66.1% and 31.1% had overweight, size was adequate in 90% and risk of short stature 10%. Conclusion. Unhealthy food practices observed with respect to certain fundamental food groups for adolescents and overweight, it requires the implementation of strategies of constant and sustained nutritional food education with a view to disease prevention in adult life.

Palavras-chave : feeding behavior; nutritional status; food and nutrition education.

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