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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

MARIN RIVES, Fátima; MORALES MARIN, Fátima; MARIN RIVES, Luz Virtudes  and  GASTELURRUTIA GARRALDA, Miguel Ángel. Pharmaceutical care for healthy breakfast promotion in community pharmacies. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.3, pp.1267-1272. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3305/nh.2015.32.3.9390.

Introduction: a healthy breakfast is the one that includes a balanced portion of every nutrient qualitatively and quantitatively. Although it should supply the 20-25% calories of the day, it is usually insufficient or even absent. Objectives: to study the food habits of schoolchildren and to participate in a health educational intervention of a Pharmaceutical Care Program with them. Results: only the 36.6% of students have a healthy breakfast every day. The health education achieves favorable changes in the behavior and opinions of the schoolchildren participating. Discussion: the percentage of students that have C group food is higher than in other studies. We can consider the fact that the School is located in a rural area with many vegetable gardens, and that can help students to eat more fruits. Another remarkable data is that the percentage of alumni that achieve a healthy breakfast is also higher than in other researchers. Conclusions: the breakfast of students of Fifth and Six Degree of Primary School is imbalanced. Health education by an educative and practical intervention benefits positive changes in the students' breakfast. It supports the effort of promoting Heath Education in Primary Schools.

Keywords : Pharmaceutical care; Healthy breakfast; Health education; Schoolchildren; Intervention.

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