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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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


DURAN AGUERO, Samuel et al. Food patterns associated with a healty body weight in chilean students of nutrition and dietetics. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.4, pp.1780-1785. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objetive: to determine food patterns and its association with the consumption of various foods with nutritional status of Chilean university students of Nutrition and Dietetics. Material and methods: cross-sectional study, 634 students were evaluated Nutrition and Dietetics at the Universidad San Sebastian, of Santiago, Concepcion, Valdivia and Puerto Montt. Each student a food survey was applied and an anthropometric assessment. Results: 68% of students eat breakfast daily, 36.1% and 37.1% consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, 64.9% consume soft drinks frequently. A positive association was observed between an adecuated weight and the fact of eat vegetables (≥2 servings/day) OR = 0.662 (0.440 to 0.996), whole grains OR = 0.474 (0.224 to 1.002), low consumption of fried and sweet snack OR = 0.643 (0.406 to 1.019) and OR = 0.545 (0.360 to 0.825) respectively. Conclusions: students have an insufficient intake of healthy foods and a high intake of unhealthy foods, also shows that the intake of vegetables, whole grains, low consumption of fried foods and sweet snacks are associated with a normal nutritional status among students evaluated.

Keywords : University students; Breakfast; Vegetables; Nutritional status.

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