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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versão On-line ISSN 1699-5198versão impressa ISSN 0212-1611

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MUNOZ-CANO, Juan Manuel; CORDOVA-HERNANDEZ, Juan Antonio  e  VALLE-LEVEAGA, David del. The healthy eating index of new students at an University of Mexico. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.1582-1588. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3305/nh.2015.31.4.8401.

Introduction: The main factor associated with increased prevalence of noncommunicable diseases is the consumption of modern processed foods. Objective: Assessing the quality of the diet of freshmen. Methods: Data from 3550 students aged x_ 18.65 years of food consumption were collected using a food frequency questionnaire. We evaluated ten variables were graded into three categories: healthy and unhealthy needs changes. Results of health sciences campus with the other were compared. Results: There was a decrease in food intake should be daily as whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Is an increase of food that should be eaten occasionally several a week. Scores of students were 80.2% in the "unhealthy" category, 19.7% in "needs change" and 0.1% in "healthy." Conclusions: The results are a consequence of decreased food consumption of the traditional diet of Mesoamerica. Can not find effect of selection of campus with the pattern of food consumption.

Palavras-chave : University population; Dietary habits; Diet quality; Food frequency questionnaire.

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